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How can I tell if I strained my hamstring?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain behind thigh

Pain, often described as sharp, shooting in the back of the thigh, is the main symptom after a hamstring injury.
Weakness and inability to flex at knee or bend at the waist toward the toes is also a common complaint. Rest, ice and decreased hip and knee flexion will help decrease acute pain. Physicl therapy may be indictedo help expedite functionl recovery as well.

In brief: Pain behind thigh

Pain, often described as sharp, shooting in the back of the thigh, is the main symptom after a hamstring injury.
Weakness and inability to flex at knee or bend at the waist toward the toes is also a common complaint. Rest, ice and decreased hip and knee flexion will help decrease acute pain. Physicl therapy may be indictedo help expedite functionl recovery as well.
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