Hamstring Muscle Injury – Frisco, TX
Dr. Kouyoumjian is a fellowship trained physician with an extensive experience in treating various sports injuries like Hamstring Muscle Injuries, Knee Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury etc.  The Frisco, TX based doctor is known for performing reconstructive and arthroscopic joint surgery.

Hamstring Muscle Injury

Three hamstring muscles i.e. semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris are present at the back of the thigh bone. They support the knee and help in the flexing and bending of the leg. Hamstring muscles begin from the base of the pelvis and end at the beginning of lower leg i.e. (tibia and fibula). An injury to these muscles may lead to extensive pain, inflammation and discomfort. The condition is common in runners and athletes who play sports like soccer, basketball, football etc.

Causes Of Hamstring Muscle Injury

  • Sprinting
  • Tight muscles
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Weak Muscles
  • Excessive running

Symptoms Of Hamstring Muscle Injury

  • Swelling after few hours of injury
  • Bruising or discoloration at the back of your leg
  • Weakness in hamstring muscles

Diagnosis Of Hamstring Muscle Injury

The doctor may palpate the affected area to check for tenderness, bruising and discoloration. To further evaluate the condition, an X-ray and MRI scan may be conducted.

  • X-Rays – This imaging test provides a clear view of the bones and help to rule out the possibility of a bone fracture.
  • MRI – It helps to visualize the damaged soft tissues and cartilages. This test may offer precise detail of the underlying condition.

Treatment For Hamstring Muscle Injury

Non-Surgical Treatment

  • Rest – The doctor may advise the patient to rest and let the scar tissues be formed. They are an important part of the natural healing process and may help the wounds to recover at a faster rate.
  • Icing – Applying ice over the affected area may be suggested so as to improve the rate of blood flow.
  • Compression – Wearing an elastic bandage may be suggested to prevent additional swelling and blood loss.
  • Elevation – Patient may be asked to keep the affected leg raised to minimize swelling.
  • Exercises – Muscle strengthening and stretching exercises may be recommended by the doctor to improve leg’s mobility.
  • Immobilization – The patient may be asked to wear braces, splints or crutches for a few days to help the leg muscles heal and become perfectly functional.

Surgical Treatment

A surgery may be recommended in case of tendon avulsion where the tendon has completely detached from the bone. The process includes pulling back the detached hamstring to its original position and removing the scar tissues. The tendon may then be reattached to bone using stiches and staples.

Consult Dr. Kouyoumjian for complete treatment of Hamstring Muscle Injury. To schedule an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, call at (214) 618-5502.