Chiropractic Treatment for Pulled Hamstring in Garden City, MI
A hamstring injury is common in recreational and professional sporting activities that call for sprinting and stopping abruptly.
Typically, most athletes’ hamstrings are not developed in proportion to the quadriceps, resulting in a biochemical imbalance. Chiropractic treatment for a pulled hamstring can help to speed recovery and alleviate discomfort.
Causes of a strained hamstring
A strained hamstring occurs when the hamstring muscles are stretched leading to tearing of the hamstring fibers. Sudden movement and twisting are the major contributors of a strained hamstring.
Other causes of hamstring injuries include:
- Inadequate warm-up before working out
- Over-stretching your body
- Weak glutes leading to over-loading and straining of the hamstring
Signs of a pulled hamstring muscle
- Severe pain while exercising accompanied by a popping sound
- A sharp pain that occurs at the back of the thigh while stretching, bending over, or walking
- Hamstring inflammation
Treatment of pulled hamstrings
Chiropractic treatment of a pulled hamstring can aide in alleviating pressure on adjacent muscles and nerves, promoting overall muscle and spine health. A chiropractor will perform a biomechanical evaluation of the spine, pelvis, knee, ankle, and foot to help diagnose the extent of your condition before creating a customized treatment plan.
Chiropractic treatment typically includes deep tissue massage of the hamstring and quadriceps. Chiropractic wellness may also use minimal hamstring muscle stimulation along with an ultrasound to aid in the restoration of muscle tone and disassociation of scar tissue.
Once the pain in the injured muscle subsides, the patient can begin a strengthening and stretching program.
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