A hamstring injury normally occurs while running when your body is not prepared for the level of physical activity. Some hamstring injuries occur because the pelvis functions abnormally. This happens if you continue doing a physical activity wrongly or carrying a heavy object. The Hamstring muscles in a body are semitendonous, biceps femoris and semi membranous.
Hamstring running injuries are usually classified by the degree of the injury. They are Mild Injury, Moderate Injury and Severe Injury.
Mild Hamstring Injury Symptoms
A little pain in the muscles is felt after doing any physical work, walking or even taking rest. The muscles become weak and get tired easily. In other words, the fatigue on the muscle causes the mild injury. A little or no swelling of muscles is seen. A little or no internal bleeding occurs. A little uneasiness is experienced while moving and bending of legs.
Moderate Hamstring Injury Symptoms
More pain is felt in the Hamstring muscles with a moderate injury. The pain increases when muscles are contracted and relaxed. Walking properly becomes difficult. Soreness is experienced in hamstring muscles. Redness of the Hamstring muscle may occur due to bleeding. Swelling of muscles is observed. Exhaustion of the hamstring muscle is felt. The injured leg can become heavy and moving it causes pain.
Severe Hamstring Injury Symptoms
The pain felt is tremendous and severe. The Internal bleeding of muscles is high. The bulging or swelling keeps on increasing as there is continuous internal bleeding. Sometimes all three Hamstring muscles get injured severely. You should immediately see a physician. Moving and bending of one’s leg becomes difficult. With a severe injury, a tight bandage must be applied as well as ice while you seek medical attention.
Hamstring Injury Recovery
Here are simple steps for a rapid recovery. If you get a mild running injury, rest your thigh and knee by using a support. If you get moderate injury, consider medical first aid treatment. If you get severe injury, put on a tight bandage and see a doctor.
If you are feeling any of the above symptoms, you must do the following things for Hamstring recovery:
· Put a bandage around the thigh to prevent excessive bleeding and bulging, it will also reduce pain causing movement
· Use crutches to walk or anything to lessen strain on hamstring muscles.
· Visit a doctor
· The doctor may diagnose the injury by asking you to take to take an X-ray, ultrasound or MRI.
· Take the report and go to that doctor
· The doctor may recommend going to a physiotherapist who can prescribe some exercises.
· Follow the advice of your physiotherapist
· Take a rest for the number days as recommended by the doctor.
· If you have severe injury, sometimes surgery needs to be performed.
Hamstring recovery must be done as early as possible. Follow your recommended program of treatment to a rapid recovery.
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