Health Tip: Straining a Hamstring
(HealthDay News) -- Hamstrings, muscles in the back of the thighs, are frequently strained in athletes who do a lot of sprinting -- such as those who play track, soccer or basketball.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says knowing the risk factors for pulled hamstrings can help prevent them. Here's the academy's list:
Having tight muscles that aren't properly stretched.
Having strong quadriceps and weaker hamstrings.
Having weak, poorly conditioned muscles.
Exercising or playing sports when muscles are fatigued.
- Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk
May 22, 2013
- Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
May 21, 2013
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.