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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery|
|Last Revised||January 9, 2012|
Last Revised: January 9, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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