What is a hamstring?

Answer A hamstring is the long muscle that runs from the bottom of your rear end down to your knee. The hamstring is the muscle in back of what we commonly call the "thigh."FunctionThe hamstring is used i... Read More »

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What is hamstring tenotomy?

Sometimes, a muscle forms improperly or shortens from remaining stationary in a contracted position for too long. If other treatments fail to solve the problem, the tenotomy is the weapon of choic... Read More »

What is hamstring lengthening?

A shortened hamstring muscle can cause extremely pain and may prevent a normal gait while walking. Hamstring lengthening is a surgery through which an orthopaedic surgeon extends the muscle to corr... Read More »

What is the main function of the hamstring?

The hamstrings are a group of muscles in the leg that serve two main functions in the movement of the body. Because of the basic functions that they serve they are often a source of injury.Hamstrin... Read More »

What are the treatments for a strained hamstring?

The hamstring is a muscle that runs along the back of each of your legs and helps your hips and knees move. A hamstring strain is a painful condition that occurs when this muscle becomes stretched ... Read More »