As part of your treatment plan, your Podiatrist may have advised that you need to stretch to increase, flexibility and reduce muscle tightness.
The hamstring muscles are important for normal daily function, such as bending your knee. They are found at the back of your thigh.
When stretching these muscles, it is normal to feel some discomfort but it should not be painful. If you have new pain, or your current symptoms worsen, stop doing the exercises and seek advice.
The following exercises can help maintain your flexibility.
Recommended, if you find it difficult to balance.
Recommended stretch for most active people.
If your problem does not improve as you would expect with the self-care exercises, after 6-12 weeks of following the advice, you should contact a healthcare professional for advice.
This may be your GP, Pharmacist, NHS Podiatry Service or a Private Podiatrist. Please make sure your Podiatrist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and look out for the letters HCPC after their name.
Please note good compliance with daily stretching may take up to 6 – 8 weeks before the benefits are felt.
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