What is a hamstring injury?
An injury occurs when when you strain or pull one of your hamstring muscles. three in the back of your leg, in your upper thigh and extending down to the back of your knee. I have one at the moment. It’s slight but still has to be cared for or it will just become an annoyance that won’t go away lol. Rest, icing and actually working the muscle correctly is your best bet for aiding recovery. I can be lazy and impatient with these steps, but this time I’m taking care of it. I am so thankful for Zensah compression sleeves. I use them for preventing shin splints and leg blood flow. And now I plan to use the thigh compression sleeve to help my lil injury heal up!
*Hamstring injury risk factors include:
- Sports participation. Sports that require sprinting or running, or other activities such as dancing that might require extreme stretching, make a hamstring injury more likely.
- Prior hamstring injury. After you’ve had one hamstring injury, you’re more likely to have another one, especially if you try to resume all your activities at pre-injury levels of intensity before your muscles have time to heal and rebuild strength.
- Poor flexibility. If you have poor flexibility, your muscles may not be able to bear the full force of the action required during certain activities.
- Muscle imbalance. Although not all experts agree, some suggest that a muscle imbalance may lead to hamstring injury. When the muscles along the front of your thigh — the quadriceps — become stronger and more developed than your hamstring muscles, you may be more likely to injure your hamstring muscles.