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Mechanism of injury – Hamstring


Musculoskeletal imbalances

Any breakdown in the effective function of the legs and pelvis during running may predispose to injury. Examples include:

  • postural changes due to muscle tightness
  • lumbar or sacro-iliac joint stiffness
  • poor co-ordination of movement or early fatigue associated with muscle weakness
  • leg length discrepancy (LLD) which will affect pelvic motion and stride length. Note: LLD < 1.5 cm is usually not significant
  • prolonged or delayed pronation or supination of the foot, which will alter the function of the leg and pelvis during the running cycle [Read more…]