Hamstring injuryOverview

overview

A hamstring injury is a strain or tear to the tendons or muscles at the back of the thigh.

causes

Hamstring injuries often occur during sudden movements, such as sprinting, lunging or jumping.

symptoms

Common symptoms of a hamstring injury include sudden pain, tenderness and swelling at the back of your thigh.

treatments_overview

Hamstring injuries usually heal on their own in a few days or weeks. Rest your leg, keep it elevated and use cold packs for the first few days.

Page last reviewed: 30/07/2018
Next review due: 30/07/2021