Mild hamstring strains may feel more like a tightness or low-grade ache in your hamstring.
Sudden and severe pain during exercise, along with a snapping or popping feeling. Pain in the back of the thigh and lower buttock when walking, straightening the leg, or bending over can make symptoms more severe.
Myotherapy & Massage therapy is an effective way to relieve acute hamstring pain and strains. Dry needling can also assist in promoting blood flow and circulation to the surrounding muscles.
Depending on the dysfunction and injury the "POLICE" protocol may be very useful.
P - Protection, O - Optimal Loading, - I -Ice, C - Compression & E - Elevation, Is the quickest way to relieve acute hamstring pain including strains and sprains.
An appropriate strengthening rehabilitation protocol is the most efficient way to prevent and reduce the likelihood of them occurring in many sporting teams, e.g. AFL, Netball and basketball.
A lot of patients mistake pain in the hamstring for pain in the buttock (glute) because it can be up very high up. Hamstring pain, strains and tear may be very low in the hamstring or very high, this is why a Myotherapist can be very helpful to give you an evidence based treatment plan with strength and conditioning exercises to prevent the hamstring pain from reoccurring.