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'Tight' Hamstrings

By Dean - SPORTS CLINICAL, Mar 24 2014 11:08PM

Simply sitting for long periods can result in feelings of tightness in the hamstrings which are two-joint muscles, extending the hip and flexing the knee (they also assist in the rotation of the hip and knee) so whilst the muscles are lengthened over the posterior hip in sitting, they are shortened where they cross the posterior knee. Less active or older clients may also have shortened hamstrings and may experience ‘tightness’ when attempting activities that require both hip flexion with knee extension, such as bending down to put socks and shoes on. This may be the result of client’s standing with slightly flexed knees, a common postural change as we age.


Active and sports people regularly come in with the feelings of tightness in those muscles primarily used in their sport that require strong knee flexion. For example, gym goers, cyclists, rowers and runners, are all at risk of developing ‘tight’ hamstrings, as all activities lend to a tendency for this muscle group to shorten in this way.


In nearly all cases we see, we are able over a course of sessions assist in returning hamstrings to normal function using advanced massage and neuromuscular techniques. Often we have to integrate treating other muscle groups and areas to bring balance to the whole limb and associated body areas to achieve improved body function.



1 comments
Nov 23 2014 12:03PM by Md Atiqur Rahman

Really nice about Hamstrings.Some time when I work in a log duration sitting on a chair feeling of tightness in the hamstrings.The pain of its intolerable. I meet with a doctor for the problem and he referred me to a remedial massage therapist. After taking three weeks remedial massage therapy now I am rid from
tightness in the hamstrings.

Thanks
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