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Symptoms & Causes:
Hamstring injuries are often caused by overuse, dehydration, muscle strains or tears, impact on the muscle, or rapid deceleration.

For this application you will need:

  • 2 precut strips of StrengthTape
  • A flat surface to lay on
  • A partner

Here are your simple steps to apply.

  1. Have the hamstring area stretched as much as possible to experience more comfort and effectiveness in the StrengthTape application. While a partner can help, it's possible to perform this application alone by using the corner of a wall. The entire application should be performed with very little tension or pull.
  2. With zero stretch, anchor the first strip above the inside back of the knee.
  3. Continue up the back of the thigh with a 25% stretch, anchoring off the tape with zero stretch.
  4. Mirror the 1st strip by anchoring the 2nd strip to the outside of the 1st strip and continuing up the thigh with a 25% stretch. The end result of this application should show a shallow ‘V’ around the sight of pain.
  5. Rub the entire application with your hand or some of the backer paper to create heat so the adhesive will stick much better to the skin.