Over stretching injuries

With our winter dance team season back in session, the number of over stretching injuries have been increasing dramatically. These injuries are not exclusive to dance team though. They are commonly seen in other forms of dance, yoga, and runners.

The most typical injuries I see in this category are the ischial tuberosity stress injury and growth plate injuries.

If you suspect this injury, the most important thing to do is STOP stretching the hamstring on the injured side.

Other things you can do at home that typically help include rest, ice, and foam rolling.

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This article is written by OSR Physical Therapist, Meredith Butulis. Meredith practices in our Eden Prairie office. 

Note: This blog post is not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical evaluation and treatment of injury or suspected injury.