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Symptoms of a Hamstring Pulls

Symptoms are really dependent on the severity of your injury, however the most common ones are noted below.

Hamstring pain patterns.

A sharp pain or pulling may be experienced along the length of your hamstring or at a specific point on the back of your thigh. You will feel tightness, tenderness and/or muscle spasms in your hamstring muscle during active and resistive movements. Point tenderness may also be present, especially when touched. If you have a chronic injury, you may feel more of a dull ache that lasts for long periods of time. Pain can be experienced while sitting or walking up or down stairs/hills.

You may experience stiffness or decreased range of motion (ROM), such as difficulty bending your knee, as a result of a pulled hamstring muscle.

Swelling in your hamstring muscles is a result of your tissues becoming inflamed; this normally occurs with a more serious hamstring strain. Warmth and redness may accompany swelling in severe cases. You may also feel a gap, dent or bulge in your muscle that is not normally present.

Weakness or complete loss of function of your hamstring muscle can also be experienced as a result of a pulled hamstring. This along with your other symptoms may make it difficult for you to walk or run and can result in you walking with a limp.

Hamstring bruising.

Occasionally, bruising (broken blood vessels) and discoloration (black, blue and/or purple) over your hamstring muscle may appear immediately or after a few days with severe hamstring strains.

A popping or snapping sensation at the back of your thigh can often be heard and felt when your hamstring muscles are tearing. This often happens with a large force of hip flexion, when your knee is extended (straightened), and may make your fall to the ground.

 


Muscle Injury Facts:

There are approximately 639 muscles in the human body


Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle


Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs


Oral medications can mask the pain but do not aid in the healing of a muscle injury. Anti-inflammatories and pain killers can cause muscle related injuries to worsen


Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body


Most common cause of muscle aches & pains:

  • Injury or trauma including sprains and strains
  • Overuse: using a muscle too much, too soon, too often
  • Tension or stress

 

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