Muscle massage gun for hamstring tendonitis - how can it help?

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Hamstring injuries are amongst the most common in sport. When competing or working out at intensity the hamstrings are key to delivering explosive movement in the lower half of the body. This puts them under a great deal of strain and can lead to painful ‘pulls’.

Muscle massage gun for hamstring tendonitis - how can it help?

But it’s not just athletes that suffer with hamstring problems. You engage your hamstrings when carrying out the simplest of functions – they’re fundamental to how we walk for a start. Bad posture and sitting for extended periods can also contribute to hamstring pain and stiffness.

Regardless of the cause, when you experience any issues with your hamstrings, a massage gun can be your saviour.

What makes massage guns so effective

Healthy hamstrings mean better mobility, and massage devices – such as our own MuscleGun Carbon massage gun are designed to help you move with more freedom.

Before exercising, they let you loosen and release tight hamstrings. And by boosting blood flow to the muscles, you not only increase flexibility, but also reduce the risk of injury.

After exercise, or anytime you feel stiffness or aching in the hamstrings, a massage gun can  quickly ease tension, increase movement and play a big role in preventing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). 

Is a massage gun good for a pulled hamstring?

A pulled hamstring – also referred to as hamstring tendonitis – can be seriously painful and debilitating. With the hamstring being such a large, important muscle, it can take a lot to strain, or ’pull’, it. And when you do, keep your muscle gun well away – at least initially.

The type of percussive massage you get with a massage gun is perfect for increasing blood flow to stiff or sore muscles, but when used on a newly pulled hamstring this hammering motion can make things worse. Instead, wait until the strain is well on the road to recovery then use you massage gun to help regain flexibility in the area.

Using a massage gun for hamstrings

A massage gun might be the best investment you ever make, especially if you train regularly or are prone to muscle issues of any kind. This is because they let you enjoy deep tissue massage whenever and wherever you are. Plus, they couldn’t be simpler to use:

  • Start by choosing the right head attachment. Our MuscleGun Carbon massage gun comes with a variety of these, and we recommend using the dampener attachment for working the hamstrings.
  • Using the control panel on the top of your device, choose your desired speed setting. We suggest starting on setting five.
  • Gently float the device across your hamstrings. Start at the top of the muscle and work downwards diagonally.
  • Repeat this motion for around two minutes on each leg. You can always apply more pressure and adjust the speed setting if you feel that an area is particularly tight or sore.

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