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How to Reduce the Risk for Hamstring Strains

Hamstring StrainsWhile people can suffer hamstring strains doing just about anything, the more active you are, however, your risk obviously increases. One thing you can do to reduce that risk is by increasing your flexibility and strengthening the muscle through proper stretching. Medi-Dyne would like to show you how hamstring problems occur and also show what you can do to minimize potential problems.

How Hamstring Strains Occur

The hamstrings allow your knee to bend, so you can see how any sort of problem could seriously hinder your ability to run or even walk. These are just a few examples of how hamstring strains take place:

  • Participating in physical activity without properly stretching out beforehand
  • Suddenly stopping or starting an exercise routine
  • Overexertion

Hamstring injuries are a bit odd in that different sufferers experience different amounts of pain. If you can’t stand or walk without severe discomfort, you have a hard time putting weight on the problem leg, or you experience spasms or tenderness, you should get checked out by a doctor to see how serious your issue may be.

A Long-Term Solution

Medi-Dyne’s CoreStretch is a product that promotes the correct stretching techniques to strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility so you’ll be less at risk for painful hamstring strains. The CoreStretch provides a wide variety of stretches that benefit the entire core muscle chain – this not only includes the hamstrings but also your lower back, glutes, hips and others. You can use it in either a standing or seated position.

Whether or not you’re an athlete, hamstring strains can be painful and extremely frustrating. Lower your chances of having to deal with this problem by giving the CoreStretch a try. If you would like more information, visit our e-store or call us at 800-810-1740.

Here’s a video that shows you how the CoreStretch can help reduce your risk for suffering hamstring strains.