Have you Torn your hamstring or just strained it? Hamstring issues generally start of at one end of the spectrum as a Hamstring strain and then at the other as a complete Hamstring tear.
What generally causes a hamstring tear or strain?
- Poor running style/biomechanics due to poor activation and stabilisation, primarily through the core, pelvis and glutes.
- You didn’t warm up appropriately
- Uneven surface
- Imbalances in the kinetic chain
How do you deal with it? You come to the Best Remedial Massage Brisbane clinic
So you've pulled a Hammy?
How to treat a Hamstring strain?
- Generally ICE straight away
- Get it assessed by a practitioner
- Release adhesions
- Strengthen weak muscles, core, glutes, calves, psoas?
- Improve body mechanics, movement patterns, address imbalances
There is always a much larger picture at play, hence why it is so important to be assessed correctly. The question one has to ask is are my body mechanics causing inefficiencies in my kinetic chain? In layman’s terms do I have imbalances that a contributing to the hamstring strain or tear?
Can a Hamstring Strain go away by itself?
The body has a innate ability to compensate and enable you to do what you need to do, such as; walk, go to work, to the toilet, carry on about your day as normal.
Long story short your injury will generally get better, however if you don’t address the imbalances in the body there is a good chance that you injure yourself again and again.
One needs to address both the cause and the symptoms.