The hamstring muscles are the three muscles that run down the back of
the thigh. They attach to the lower pelvis and to the back of the leg just
below the knee.
Tight hamstring muscles cause the tendons that attach them to the
bone to feel taut and make them vulnerable to injury. Regular stretching can
prevent hamstring injury.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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