Posts Categorized: Hamstring Injury

Nine Facts/Tips about Hamstring Injuries in Soccer Players

When it comes to sports injuries, hamstring injuries in soccer players are very common.  As a board certified sports medicine doctor, Stacie Grossfeld M.D. has treated many soccer players suffering from hamstring injuries. According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, hamstring injuries are the most common type of sports injury. Hamstring strains are often caused… Read more »

Doctor, What Happens to My Harvested Hamstring Tendon After ACL Surgery?

The most common graft used for ACL reconstructions is a hamstring tendon graft.  Once you’ve torn your ACL, you cannot sew the end of the ACL back together.  A ligament needs to be reconstructed. Most ligament reconstructions use the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. These make up part of your hamstrings: the central part of your patellar tendon also known… Read more »

Hamstring Strain? Prevention and Rehabilitation Tips

Sudden sharp pain, popping, tearing and tenderness — these are the general symptoms associated with hamstring strains. This injury can be sidelining and chronic if you do not take the appropriate precautions or steps towards rehabilitation. While most hamstring strains occur on the field or court during a soccer, football, or basketball game, they are… Read more »

Learn more about Hamstring Injuries from Louisville Sports Medicine Doctor

The Facts about Hamstring Injuries – Causes and Prevention Hamstring injuries are a very common type of sports injury.  If you are suffering from a hamstring injury, it can be very frustrating, since hamstring injuries may take a considerable amount of time to fully heal. Hamstring injuries also tend to be quite painful. Many people suffering… Read more »

Hamstring Injury from Football may be Hard to Predict, according to Sports Medicine Research

Football Sports Injuries like Hamstring Injury May Not Be Predictable Using Strength Testing Football players in the National Football League often suffer from some type of sports injury including hamstring injury. Strength testing administered to incoming NFL players did not help predict which players would suffer from a hamstring injury. The NFL Scouting Combine is viewed… Read more »

Hamstring Injury from Soccer? Injury Rate Differences between Men and Women – Learn more from Sports Medicine Louisville

Hamstring Injury Rates and Male and Female Soccer Players Many soccer players experience a hamstring injury or strain and this common sports injury frequently reoccurs. Looking at hamstring injury rates, researchers led by Dr. Kevin M. Cross and colleagues (2013) compared male and female college student soccer players.