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Are Hamstring Injuries Preventable?

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© December, 2012

by Dr. Michael Yessis
President • Sports Training, Inc.

What causes hamstring injuries? Hamstring injuries in football are quite common and most often debilitating. Many great players have been sidelined because of nagging hamstring problems. In fact, it is hard to find a team that does not have or will not have a player experience a hamstring injury.

Many teams lose great players for weeks or months because of hamstring injuries. It has gotten to the point where most teams now believe that hamstring injuries are “part of the game.” But does it have to be this way? The answer is no if you examine how the hamstrings are involved and how hamstring injuries can best be prevented.

The hamstring muscles should be strengthened in a manner that is specific to the execution of skills such as running and ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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