Chiropractic Treatment for Pulled Hamstring in Waterford, MI
A pulled hamstring is a common and painful injury that is often experienced by athletes who participate in sporting activities that involve sprinting or sudden movements such as tennis, soccer or basketball. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment for pulled hamstring muscles is a highly effective way to repair and rehabilitate damage.
Symptoms of a pulled hamstring
Symptoms of a pulled hamstring vary in severity from a mild ache to limiting your ability to walk or stand. The pain can radiate from hamstring through the buttocks to the lower back. You may also hear a popping sound or experience some swelling or tenderness in the area.
Causes of a pulled hamstring
Hamstring strains generally occur due to poor warm up before a sporting activity. However, there are many other causes for pulled hamstrings such as inflexibility, muscular weakness or imbalance, poor posture, and dehydration.
Chiropractic treatment for pulled hamstring
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage can help to increase blood flow to the muscles and break up scar tissue in the hamstrings which can speed up the recovery process.
Chiropractic adjustments to the spine and soft tissue can increase your range of motion and ease pressure and pain in the hamstrings and surrounding muscles. It can also address underlying issues that may have contributed to your pulled hamstring such as muscle weakness or inflexibility.
Electric muscle stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation uses small electrodes placed around the hamstring muscles and emits gentle electric pulses that causes contractions in the muscle. This helps to boost blood flow to the area to promote healing and ease muscular tension.
Following the recovery period, your chiropractor may recommend a series of exercises and stretches to improve your mobility and prevent further strain on the hamstrings.
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