The hamstring is a large muscle in the back of the thigh. A hamstring injury is a partial tear of the muscle. Learn how to diagnose and treat a hamstring injury in this medical how to video.
Check for bruising or swelling
Check area for tenderness
Rest from the activity
Ice the hamstring
About this Author
Dr. Jones is a physician for the Andrews Institute. The Andrews istitute is a world class institute for orthopaedic and sports medicine. It is lead by world renowned surgeon James Andrews and is one of the most well known and highly regarded institutes for musculoskeletal research and treatments.
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