Sprint into recovery with our effective sports injury treatment methods. Hamstring injuries can be quite painful but with the right level of treatment, you can go back to enjoying the sport you love. Give our team a call today for more information on how we can help.
A hamstring strain or a pulled hamstring injury as it is sometimes called is a tear in one or more of the hamstrings muscles. These are more common in athletes who take part in sports that involve sprinting such as football, track, basketball etc.
It is vitally important the golden hour treatment starts immediately after the pulled hamstring injury. The most important phase for treatment is the first 48 hours post-injury.
Top tips for the ‘golden hour’
In this time the following can be carried out by the athlete themselves to help reduce pain:
Use an ice pack for 15 Mins (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate)
Use a compression bandage to minimise inner muscular bleeding and swelling.
Early mobility of the injured lower limb is vital for the correct rehabilitation of the muscle.
This may includes stretching
Strengthening exercises throughout the pain-free range. These can aid in decreasing the swelling in the area.
What we can do to help with hamstring injuries
Sports massage techniques can be used to help speed up recovery. These are extremely important in the rehabilitation of the injury as the massage breaks down the new collagen network allowing for correct fibre realignment and minimising scar tissue. In addition to this, massage can increase the blood flow to the injured area.