Strengthen your hamstrings after an injury
Hamstring injuries usually occur during sporting activities, but can happen after any accident, including a slip, trip or fall. Your hamstrings are crucial to how you walk and run around, so a hamstring injury can be fairly difficult to deal with whilst you are recovering. Luckily, it is easy to strengthen your hamstrings after injury so that they are in better condition than ever before, minimising your risk of injuring them again.
If you do not try to strengthen your hamstrings, then you may suffer the injury again more easily, and this could lead to further, more difficult recoveries. Here are some tips on strengthening your hamstrings after an injury:
- Stretch carefully. Stretching is key to strengthening your hamstrings, but you must be careful not to overstretch or you risk actually injuring yourself more through your stretches. Go somewhere quiet where you will not be disturbed and can take your time, taking lots of breaks and stopping if you feel that you have overdone it.
- Lean on something. Whilst you are stretching, it can be useful to have a doorway to lean on, press against and feel supported. If you are not supported, then you may overstretch or even injure yourself in another way if you become unbalanced.
- Try swimming. Swimming is an excellent way to stretch and build muscle after an injury, as it is a low impact form of exercise which still help to build muscle. Try to swim a couple of times a week and use slow strokes which do not put too much pressure on you.
- Rest. Make sure that you do exercise to strengthen your hamstrings, but also get lots of rest so that your muscles have time to recover and build before you try again.
Finding injury lawyers in Sunbury-on-Thames
If your hamstring injury was caused by an accident which was not your fault, then you may want to consider claiming compensation against the party at fault. You can do this easily through injury lawyers in Sunbury-on-Thames, who will work on your case on your behalf and keep you updated as to what is happening throughout the process.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and will be able to put you onto a team of experienced injury lawyers in Sunbury-on-Thames to work with you on your claim. They will let you know whether you have a good case for compensation and point you in the direction of the 30-second test on our website, which will tell you how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Your injury lawyers in Sunbury-on-Thames will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and you can reach the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown