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hamstring

1. Anatomy any of the tendons at the back of the knee
2. the large tendon at the back of the hock in the hind leg of a horse, etc.
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Darren Thomas explains why the hamstring muscles are so important.
Chronically irritated proximal hamstring tendons may cause irritation of the SI joints.
Petersen J, Thorborg K, Nielsen MB, Budtz-Jorgensen E, Holmich P (2011) Preventive effect of eccentric training on acute hamstring injuries in men's soccer: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
These include exercise to strengthen and lengthen the hamstring muscles, spinal manual therapy, massage, proprioceptive balance training and plyometrics - although current evidence for the use of these techniques can neither be supported or refuted.
For rehabilitating hamstrings, Bender advocates rest, electrostimulation therapy, ice, ultrasound therapy, and sometimes compression and wrapping.
Patients can apply ice to the hamstring for the first day or so after the injury; after that, they are better off using a heating pad.
All subjects had hamstring tightness (absolute extension lag) and this increased with age up to age group 40-49 years.
Stimulation of muscle contractions of the hamstrings, gluteals, abdominals and obliques is crucial to postural restoration and maintenance
A hamstring strain usually means you've pushed too hard and often can mean you've ignored various pain cues.
The shocking statistic drove Souness to re-locate training on to the club's Academy pitches in a bid to rid his side of hamstring agony.
Our first strategy is to prescribe a full-body strengthening program, paying special attention to the gluteals, quadriceps, abductors (lateral thigh), adductors (medical thigh), hamstrings, and calves.