Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Hamstring Muscles
The hamstring muscles are the three muscles that run down the back of
the thigh. They attach to the lower pelvis and to the back of the leg just
below the knee.
Tight hamstring muscles cause the tendons that attach them to the
bone to feel taut and make them vulnerable to injury. Regular stretching can
prevent hamstring injury.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPatrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Concord Hospital
View Quality Data
© 2015 Concord Hospital