Hamstring sprains are a common condition that most often affects athletes and especially runners. Hamstring sprains occur when the muscle gets overloaded and part, or all, of the muscle can tear. Recovery can be long, and due to increasing in scar tissue around the injury site, may not completely heal. Using Graston Technique through the sub-acute phrase of healing can improve the healing process to ensure a full recovery. Graston Technique works directly with the muscle and fascia to reduce scar tissue formation.
Other treatments may include ice and rest during the acute phase, stretching and Graston Technique through the sub-acute phase, and then strengthening and conditioning in the rehabilitation phase. Proper treatment of this type of sprain is very important to prevent residual effects including knee pain and low back pain.
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