Society has become very seated in day to life mainly due to work and so it is affecting our hamstring flexibility and so in turn our performance in the gym and/or our chosen sport. The body was designed to be upright rather than so much consistency of being bent at the hips.
Whilst not everybody needs excessive flexibility we do need correct functional movement patterns to occur to keep away injuries and to perform at maximum capability.
When imbalances occur it means you are asking too much from other movements and structures and asking them to perform out of there positions sometimes.
Issues that can occur from overly tight and dysfunctional hamstrings can be ITB syndrome, lower back pain, knee pain, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. These can become very painful and debilitating injuries, which have started as a secondary to inflexibility at the hamstrings.
For more information contact our Injury & Rehabilitation Centre