If you’re an NFL fan, you’re probably very familiar with hamstring injuries. Hamstring injuries, and hamstring strains in particular, are the most common football injury. On average, they occur over 172 times every season, and are increasing every year. This season alone, dozens of players from almost every team have gone down for weeks with… Read more »
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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 »
Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) better than platelet poor plasma? Current orthopaedic uses of platelet rich plasma or PRP include three major areas: 1) Acute muscle/ tendon injuries, for example, hamstring tears, 2) Chronic tendinitis, for example, tennis elbow, and 3) Intraoperative augmentation, for example, rotator cuff repairs. There are numerous studies examining the effects of PRP but… Read more »
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 »
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 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.