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hamstrings

The tendons of the three long, spindle-shaped muscles at the back of the thigh (the hams). These prominent tendons can be felt at the back of the knee on either side.
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Physical Therapists are recommended to use this technique DSTM for the players with tight hamstrings because there is no risk of injury and quick results are found.
Treating the hamstring in patients with acute lower back pain for increasing hamstring length such as local site stretching techniques may cause aggravation of the local inflammatory response and may cause further muscle spasm and guarding.
Darren Thomas explains why the hamstring muscles are so important.
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.
The hamstring muscles are situated at the back of the thigh and injuries, most commonly seen in footballers and basketball players, can have a devastating impact -causing agonising pain, requiring extensive rehabilitation and very often leaving a player prone to further injury.
Injuries to the hamstrings can happen in two primary ways.
Patients with a pulled hamstring can start the first two exercises immediately after the injury.
All subjects had hamstring tightness (absolute extension lag) and this increased with age up to age group 40-49 years.
Hamstring injuries often happen when sprinting and as we saw with Alan Thompson usually result in a sudden, sharp pain in the back of the thigh.
Good alignment enables most of the running forces to be delivered to the buttocks and hamstrings, thus effectively using the quadriceps and increasing energy and speed through more freely moving joints.