Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries amongst athletes, with a notoriously high recurrence rate due to the complexity of the muscle functions. The primary causes leading to hamstring tears are:
- Loss of flexibility at the hip.
- Poor conditioning of the hamstring muscles.
- Muscle imbalance between the quadriceps and hamstring group.
Hamstring strains are typically categorized into 3 grades:
Grade 1: Tearing of a few muscle fibers, typically at the tendon region.
Grade 2: Severe muscle tear without complete disruption of the muscular structures.
Grade 3: Complete tear of musculature.
A person with a hamstring tear may experience the followings, depending on severity:
• Tenderness and swelling at the back of the thigh.
• Bruising at the region of the hamstring muscles.
• Weakness and limited mobility during ambulation.
Chiropractic treatments have been well documented to manage hamstring tear in a drug-free and effective manner. The initial phase of treatment would focus on restoring proper biomechanical function of the surrounding joints and musculatures. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, trigger point therapy, home stretches and kinesiotaping. Due to the extremely high recurrence rate of re-injury, the patients would then be gradually exposed to an exercise program aimed at strengthening the region involved.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on (08) 94183722 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic strives to allow our patients to live a pain-free life by providing drug- free, effective and affordable care for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 6, Barrington Street in Spearwood, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on (08) 94183722 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au