Hamstring or pulled hamstring injury is common during sports events. Hamstring injury occurs when the hamstring muscle is stretched more than its limits. Stretching hamstring muscles beyond its limits tears the muscle tissue. Mostly those sportspeople get these injuries who take part in sports activities that involve high-speed sprinting and kicking. They generally get injured during the late swing and late stance.

Symptoms of Hamstring Injury

  • Pain while stretching your muscles
  • Sore to touch
  • Burning sensation
  • Problem in walking

Minor to moderate hamstring injuries heal their own in some time. To get over your hamstring injury fast, you should try the following things.


Rest your legs. Don’t put weight on them as long as possible until they recover.

Apply Ice

Rub ice gently on your legs for at least 20-30 minutes. Do it for every three to four hours until the pain disappears.

Compress Your Leg

Apply an elastic bandage around the leg and put your leg on a pillow.

Take Anti-Inflammatory Painkillers      

To get immediate relief from pain, you can take ibuprofen or naproxen. However, it will be better to avoid taking them without the prescription of your doctor because these medicines may result in bleeding and ulcers.

If these methods don’t work, then you should book an appointment with a physiotherapist for active rehab physiotherapy – a treatment that can help you return to your daily activities fast. The physiotherapist will examine the injury to identify its severity and then based on the severity of your injury, they will make an active rehab physiotherapy programme.

If you are in North Delta, book an appointment with Nordel Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, a physiotherapy clinic recognized as your Gateway to Fitness. We provide active Rehab physiotherapy, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy, intramuscular stimulation, and cold laser therapy to help our clients recover from injury and regain strength. Our experts use their expertise to do an individual functional assessment and create individual programs that suit your individual requirements. They provide one on one therapy and training sessions designed specifically for your specific requirements.