Hamstring Activity During Sprints

Hamstring musculotendon dynamics during stance and swing phases of high-speed running. Chumanov ES, Heiderscheit BC, Thelen DG. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Mar;43(3):525-32. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Hamstring strain injuries are common in sports that involve high-speed running. It remains uncertain whether the hamstrings are susceptible to injury during late swing phase, when … Read more

Atrophy and Hypertrophy After Hamstring Strain in Athletes

MR observations of long-term musculotendon remodeling following a hamstring strain injury. Silder A, Heiderscheit BC, Thelen DG, Enright T, Tuite MJ. Skeletal Radiol. 2008 Dec;37(12):1101-9. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to use magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to investigate long-term changes in muscle and tendon morphology following a hamstring strain injury. MATERIALS AND … Read more

Imbalance/Weak Hamstrings Predict Strains in Pro Soccer

Strength imbalances and prevention of hamstring injury in professional soccer players: a prospective study. Croisier JL, Ganteaume S, Binet J, Genty M, Ferret JM. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Aug;36(8):1469-75. Abstract BACKGROUND: The relationship between muscle injury and strength disorders remains a matter of controversy. PURPOSE: Professional soccer players performed a preseason isokinetic testing aimed … Read more