Hamstring muscle injuries are quite common in athletes, particularly those who play sports that require sprinting. A pulled hamstring means that one or more muscles at the back of the thigh have been strained or are torn.
The 3 grades of a hamstring injury can be categorized as follows:
Shockwave therapy is used by many sports physiotherapists to help athletes get back on their feet faster, to great effect.
The patented V-ACTOR® vibration technology, from Storz Medical, available at Shockwave Canada, helps with the treatment of large muscle areas; tissue massage and muscle soothing; and treatment of specific muscle points. This technology is available for MASTERPULS® Ultra MP50, MP100, and MP200 machines and can help tackle a range of different hamstring muscle injuries. 85% of patients who sought shockwave treatments for their hamstrings saw a 85% improvement.
D20 series transmitter heads, in particular, are very effective in treating hamstring injuries. As these heads are larger in size, they can cover wider surface areas, consequently facilitating quick and effective treatment.