High (or proximal) hamstring pain is becoming increasingly recognized as a source of chronic posterior hip pain. The infographic provides valuable informaton about the symptoms, risk factors and diagnosis.

In terms of symptoms, pain worsens when accelerating or sprinting. Also consider painful forward hip flexion.

The listed risk factors include poor flexibility and muscle weakness as well as imbalanced hamstring to quadricep strength ratio.

When it comes to treatment, strengthening exercises to promote muscle balance and stretch to increase flexibility and improve range of motion.



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