TableĀ 2

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the hamstring injury group

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Acute injuryUncertain clinical diagnosis
Local tenderness on palpation at the injured siteVerified or previously suspected posterior thigh muscle injury
Pain with resisted knee flexionBilateral injuries
Pain with resisted hip extensionExtrinsic trauma to the posterior thigh
Pain with passive hip flexion with the knee extendedPain on palpation at the origin or insertion of the posterior thigh muscles
Provocation of pain on isometric contraction of posterior thigh musclesTendon avulsion or total rupture of any or all of the hamstring muscles
Chronic low back pain and/or sciatica