Health Tip: Did You Strain Your Hamstring?

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(HealthDay News) -- Hamstring injuries are common during running and other forms of exercise. But do you know the most common warning signs?

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these potential symptoms:

  • A severe, sudden pain in the back of the thigh while exercising. It may be so sharp that you either fall or can't put weight on the injured leg.
  • Swelling of the hamstring within a few hours.
  • Bruising or change in skin color on the back of the thigh below the knee.
  • Feeling weak in the hamstring for several weeks.
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