- People with hamstring pain can attribute pain to a specific incident, usually during a quick contraction.
- Pain is localised in the posterior aspect of the thigh. Maybe a localised tightness.
- An activity like movement tends to increase the symptom of pain.
- Pain is better in sitting position.
- Pain with stretch, contraction and palpation.
- Muscle healing may take 6-8 weeks.
- Maybe a nonspecific incident with a gradual onset.
- Pain may radiate distally to the hamstring. Focal location of the pain can change. At times the pain can be felt to the toe.
- Often worse with sitting, running or pressure on the gluteal/upper posterior thigh area.
- Better with walking or standing.
- May or may not have low back pain.
- Local pain with palpation along the course of the nerve or in the muscles it innervates.