Hamstring injuries are typically caused by a rapid acceleration in activities when you're running or you're about to start running. If you have a sudden and sharp pain in the back of a thigh, you might need to get treatment. Find out more about hamstring injuries and when you should call our home GP service to get treatment for hamstring injury in Costa del Sol.
A hamstring injury typically occurs when you strain or your pull one of your hamstring muscles. These are a group of three muscles that run along the back of the thigh.
It is likely you will have a hamstring injury if you play basketball, football, soccer, or tennis. You might also injure yourself if you participate in a sport that involves you sprinting and making sudden stops and starts. Hamstring injuries can affect runners as well as dancers.
There are some self-care measures that you can use such as rest, ice and some over-the-counter pain medications. This might be all you need to relieve any pain and swelling. In some cases, surgery might be needed to repair your hamstring or tendon.
A hamstring injury can cause a sudden, or a sharp pain located in the back of your thigh. You could also feel a tearing or popping sensation. Swelling and tenderness might also develop within 1-2 hours. You might also have some bruising or some discolouration. In addition to this, you could have muscle weakness or you might not be able to put any weight on your injured leg.
The first goal of any treatment for a hamstring injury in Costa del Sol is to reduce the pain and swelling. Our Home GP doctor may recommend you do the following:
If your muscle has come away from your pelvis or shin bone, an orthopedic surgeon could reattach it. If you have a severe muscle tear, it can also be repaired.
Mild hamstring strains can be treated at home. However, you should call our home GP service if you can't put any weight on your injured leg or you can't walk more than 3 to 4 steps without experiencing significant pain.