The hamstring muscles are the three muscles that run down the back of
the thigh. They attach to the lower pelvis and to the back of the leg just
below the knee.
Tight hamstring muscles cause the tendons that attach them to the
bone to feel taut and make them vulnerable to injury. Regular stretching can
prevent hamstring injury.
January 9, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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