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for hamstring tears


The hamstrings are a group of four muscles on the back of the thigh. They are commonly injured during sprinting or and over stretching incident. People often feel a sharp pain in the back of the thigh at the time of the injury. Pain is often accompanied by weakness and an inability to stretch due to discomfort. End of pain, restoration of strength and the ability to stretch usually occurs within 7–10 days as the tear begins to heal. It is important to note that if these symptoms persist, a qualified opinion should be sought.


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