Health Tip: Straining the Hamstring
-- A hamstring injury can sideline an athlete or exercise buff for quite a while.
While anyone can pull a hamstring, some people are at greater risk of the injury. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this list:
- Young athletes who are still maturing.
- Many professional athletes, including runners, football players, skaters and soccer players.
- People who run or sprint for exercise.
- Seniors who play sports or who take frequent walks.
Posted: July 2009