As of right now it has Not Been Shown that hamstring flexibility decreases the chance of a hamstring tear. The chief risk factors include:
- Previous hamstring tear
- Decreased hip flexor and quadricep flexibility
- Hamstring weakness
- Muscle Imbalances at hip/trunk
- Type of sports pursued
One of the things that seems to reduce the incidence of tears is integrating hamstring eccentric strengthening program. If you suspect an injury of the hamstrings consult with a paramus physical therapist. Be aware that sometimes these injuries are confused with lumbar injuries that can often be exacerbated by aggressive hamstring injuries. Get an evaluation by physical therapist or an orthopedist prior to treating and delaying your return to sport!
Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Wyckoff, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Wyckoff, and Bergen County region. This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a physical therapy or rehabilitative program.