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A 19-year-old male asked:

What's the most common hamstring injuries the happen in soccer with causes ?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lack of stretching: The hamstrings are the biceps femoris muscles that stretch from the gluteus down to the back of the knee. Soccer is a high activity sport with reaching and stretching for the ball. Also a lot of standing with sudden sprinting. Improper stretching can make the hamstrings susceptible to injury. Twisting, straining, and getting hit in the leg can cause partial tearing in a muscle already stretched.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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