A hamstring strain is an injury to the muscles in the back of the thigh. These muscles run from above the hip to the knee joint. A strain is a series of small tears in the muscle. The tendon attached to the muscle may also have some damage.
Hamstring strain is a common sports-related injury. Treatment depends on the severity of the strain.
Posterior Thigh Muscles
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