- 6 Months ago
A hamstring injury occurs when you strain or pull one of your hamstring muscles- the group of muscles that run along the back of your thigh that allow you to bend your leg at the knee. During a hamstring strain, one or more of these muscles get stretched too far and sometimes the muscles might even start to tear. A person is more likely to get a hamstring strain during exercise that involves a lot of running, jumping or sudden stopping and starting.
Mild hamstring strains may not hurt too much, severe ones can be excruciating making it impossible to walk or even stand. Other symptoms of a hamstring strain include: