Risk factors and prevention of hamstring strain

Chihiro Fukutome*, Toru Fukubayashi


    研究成果: Chapter


    Muscle strain is common in many sports and occurs most often in the hamstring muscle. Because hamstring strain occurrence and recurrence rates are high, many studies of risk factors and prevention programs have been reported to date. In this chapter we review the current knowledge about hamstring strains and reveal some new findings. A number of studies have suggested that increasing age and previous muscle strain increase the muscle strain recurrence rate. However, at present there is little evidence-based research relating to muscle strength, flexibility or fatigue. Due to this lack, effective hamstring strain prevention programs have not been established. Future studies are needed to enable the establishment of effective strain prevention protocols.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルSports Injuries and Prevention
    出版社Springer Japan
    ISBN(印刷版)9784431553182, 9784431553175
    出版ステータスPublished - 2015 1月 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 医学(全般)
    • 工学(全般)
    • 社会科学(全般)


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