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Healthy "Hammies" - Trigger Point Therapy

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  The Hamstring Muscles   Hamstrings - Trigger Point Anatomy Because the hamstrings have their origin at the sitting bones - Long periods of sitting may affect their function  We rely on our hamstring muscles for walking, jogging, running and jumping. These are the workhorse muscles that enable us to flex our knees and extend our hips at the beginning of each step that we take.  When we are walking, jogging or running, our hamstrings are antagonists to the quadriceps muscles in the action of deceleration of knee extension.  Anatomy The hamstrings consist of three muscles. From medial to lateral they...

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Treating the Hamstring Muscles in Runners

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  The Hamstring Muscles       Treating the Hamstrings - Stuart Hinds   Notes for the Video Above: Although it has become common to refer to the long muscles at the back of the thigh as the hamstring muscles or the hamstrings, they are in fact the the tendons that attach the large muscles at the back of the thigh to bone. The hamstring muscles themselves are the large muscles that pull on those tendons. Anatomists refer to these as the posterior thigh muscles, and more specifically as the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus, and the biceps femoris muscles. These muscles span...

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Treating Trigger Points in the Biceps Femoris

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The Hamstring Muscles     Treating Trigger Points in Short Head Biceps Femoris - Stuart Hinds     During running, the hamstrings slow down the leg at the end of its forward swing and prevents the trunk from flexing at the hip joint    The hamstrings consist of three muscles. From medial to lateral they are the semimembranosus, semitendinosus, and biceps femoris.   Origin Ischial tuberosity (sitting bone). Biceps femoris also originates from back of femur. Insertion Semimembranosus: back of medial condyle of tibia (upper side part of tibia). Semitendinosus: upper medial surface of shaft of tibia. Biceps femoris: lateral side of head...

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