One of the most common injuries in sport is the hamstring strain.
Physiotherapist Ryan West talks about the three grades of hamstring strains and the common causes and why the hamstring muscles are very susceptible to tears and strains.
Hamstring strains are most common among sports that require a high degree of speed, power and agility such as soccer, basketball, tennis and football.
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ICE OR HEAT?
Ouch! This young lady has a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Luckily, she has done herself a favour and followed the RICE regime. Believe it or not, her bruising and pain would be significantly worse if she hadn’t iced her injury regularly in the first 72 hours.
Have you ever sustained an injury and not been sure whether to apply ICE or HEAT?
The general principle is to follow the RICE regime in the first 48 to 72 hours after sustaining an ...