This is a question I am often asked when dealing with hamstring injuries. My typical answer is, “it depends”. Some of the questions I ask are as follows
- Was there a particular incident that led to a pain in your hamstring?
- Is it something that gradually came on over time?
- Do you have a history of hamstring injuries?
- Does the pain go down the leg?
- Describe what the pain feels like? Is it a sharp shooting electric like pain?
- Have you any numbness, tingling, pins and needles?
- Are there any associated issues that might relate to it?
- How is your general health?
- How is your bladder and bowel movements?