The hamstrings are the muscles running down the back of the thighs. They are responsible for bending the knee and extending the hip, and are used most when running, especially at speed. Tight hamstring muscle syndrome, also known as simply hamstring syndrome, is a postural abnormality seen with spondylolisthesis, which is the dislocation of a vertebra. It is also a complaint among some athletes who participate in sports that involve rapid acceleration and short, intense sprinting, such as hurdlers, skaters, and hockey, tennis and baseball players.
How does hamstring muscle syndrome develop? The cause of tight hamstring muscle syndrome is most likely due to the pinching of the nerve that extends to the hamstring muscle because of the dislocation of the vertebrae. Another theory is that it is a postural compensation for the displacement of the disc. And finally, it can involve ligament weakness that puts excessive stress on the hamstring muscle.
What are the symptoms of hamstring muscle syndrome?
Individuals with hamstring syndrome develop a fixed sway back. They are unable to bend at the hips with the legs extended and cannot touch their toes. The hamstring muscles become tight and often painful. Athletes with the syndrome generally complain of buttock pain that radiates down the back of the thigh. Pain typically increases during the performance of forcible or sudden movements. Sitting can also be painful, with the pain often relentless, causing the individual to change positions or stand up for relief.
Conventional medical treatments may help relieve the symptoms of hamstring muscle syndrome, but they do not address the root of the problem. By strengthening structural weaknesses in the body, as natural medicine treatments like Prolotherapy do, hamstring muscle syndrome may be alleviated permanently.
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