Jefferson University Hospitals

Pulled Hamstring

If feelings of tightness, pain, cramping or burning appear when stretching or contracting your muscles, you may be experiencing what's known as a pulled hamstring. A common sports injury, pulled hamstrings can be diagnosed and treated by expert physicians and therapists of Jefferson's Sports Medicine Center. Our Center team will examine your condition and may recommend rest, cold compresses and elevation.

As one of the largest sports medicine centers in the U.S., Jefferson is dedicated to diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, from sprains and stress fractures to runner's knee and tennis elbow, as well as more complex injuries that result from athletic activities.