What is the biggest risk factor when it comes to muscle strains?
A study in Australia looked into the recurrent injury rate in Australian football rules. They was testing four major muscle groups which are quadriceps, hamstrings, groin and calf muscle groups. A very simple answer was found!! That recent injury is the greatest risk factor for the four major muscle strains, with increased risk persisting for 15 weeks after return to play. Injury to the area or surrounding area seemed to be the biggest provocateur with a history of hip, knee anterior cruciate ligament, knee cartilage, ankle sprain, concussion or lumbar injury prevalent.