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Pulled Hamstring & Thigh Pain Resulting From Muscles Strain

Thigh pain, hip pain, or pain at the back of your thighs are typical in sports injuries that damage the hamstring tendons or muscles. A pulled or strained hamstring muscle is a common injury in sports. However, thigh pain can also occur when spinal nerves are compressed or pinched. Bulging or herniated discs (slipped discs) are common causes of thigh pain. Other causes of a painful thigh include sciatica, spondylolisthesis, and spondylosis. In this article, we concentrate on a pulled or strained hamstring muscle.

Traumatic injuries of the hamstrings, hips, and thighs may also impact the spine. Back pain and pain in the buttocks are also common in pulled hamstrings. The hamstring muscle attaches at the bottom of your pelvis (ischial tuberosity). A strained or pulled hasting causes the pelvis to tilt on one side. Titling of the pelvis may impact the lower back.

Therefore, it is a good idea to get your spine assessed by one of our experts when you visit us for your pulled hamstring. Back pain and slip disc are best treated in the early stages. Chiropractic Specialty Cetner® (CSC) has the best non-surgical clinical teams of physiotherapists and chiropractors in Malaysia; contact us today.

Hamstring Muscles of Thigh

A hamstring is a group of muscles located in the lower part of the buttock, and it extends down into the back of the knee. The hamstring is a collection of four muscles:

  1. Semitendinosus Muscle: Originates from ischial tuberosity (pubic bone) and attaches to the medial condyle of the tibia (just beneath the knee joint). It flexes the leg at the knee and extends the thigh at the hip joint. Also, it is responsible for the internal rotation of the thigh and the hip.
  2. Semimembranosus Muscle: Originates from ischial tuberosity (pubic bone) above the semitendinosus originated. It inserts on the inner tibia (just beneath the knee joint). It flexes the leg at the knee and extends the thigh at the hip joint. Its action on the hip and leg is similar to the semitendinosus muscle mentioned above. 
  3. The long head of the biceps femoris muscle: Originates from the ischial tuberosity and attaches to the fibular head Just below the outer knee joint. It flexes the knee, extends the thigh, and laterally twists or rotates the thigh and leg.
  4. The short-head of the biceps femoris muscle: Originates from Linea Aspera and attaches with the long-head onto the fibular head. It impacts motion in the same manner as the long-head of hamstrings muscles. 

These four muscles are innervated or controlled by the sciatica nerve fibers.

The hamstrings play a primary role in extending the hip, bending the knee, and rotating the leg. These actions are involved in several activities of daily living, such as running, walking, and jumping. These activities commonly involve a lot of high-speed running and forceful kicking. 

Strained & Pulled Hamstring Muscle Causes

Hamstring muscle strain is prevalent among sprinters, hurdlers, long jumpers, footballers, Australian football, and field hockey players. Hamstring strain can severely impact the athlete’s performance, and absence days of training can be pretty high too. Recurrent injury of the same muscle or associated muscles can happen due to inadequate post-injury physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

The Biceps femoris of the hamstring muscle group is the most commonly injured muscle. The musculotendinous part of the biceps femoris is at a higher risk of injury, especially during a sprint. This injury usually presents as a non-contact injury. The hamstrings are likely to reach their point of failure during the terminal swing phase just before the foot strike, as this is the point of maximum eccentric contraction. During the terminal swing phase, the hamstrings undergo eccentric contraction to decelerate the swinging tibia while extending the knee to prepare heel strike. During the initial stance phase, the hamstrings are now working concentrically to extend the hip joint.

How To Prevent A Recurrent Hamstring Injury?

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Recurrent hip aches and pain are hallmark examples of insufficient healing or pushing one’s body too much or too soon after an injury. If you are experiencing recurrent aches and pain, you need professional help. Chiropractic SpecialtyCetner® in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia offers the most holistic treatment for the spine, joints, and sports injuries. Our methods and breakthrough technology can help eliminate the cause of your symptoms and repair damaged tissue with lasting effect; contact one of our centers today.

Of course, prevention is better than any cure! Therefore, to prevent hamstring injuries, you need to take it easy when starting your sports-related activities. But the best advice we can give is to warm up and to cool down after events. Following these two will prevent strained or pulled muscles and lots of aches or pain.

What Is The Best Treatment For A Pulled Hamstring or Strained Thigh Muscle?

The first thing one should do after an injury is to protect the injured area. Here are some additional things you will need to do to assist speedy healing:

  • Rest and avoid aggravating activities
  • Ice affected or injured area for 15-2o minutes 3 times per day. make sure to wrap the ice pack with a towel
  • If possible, compress the injured part with a brace, taping, or by wrapping it with a bandage to help it heal faster
  • Elevate your injured part above your heart while at rest

Mild cases hip and inner thigh pain and groin pain respond great with these mentored self-help tips (PRICE: protect, rest, ice, and elevate). If the self-help tips fail to eliminate or get rid of all symptoms, call us. Chiropractic Specialty Center® is an award-winning chiropractic and physiotherapy center. We have successfully treated numerous sports and joint injury patients through our evidence-based integrative systems of care. Let our experts help your recovery from strained or pulled hamstring muscle today.

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