The biceps femoris short head muscle controls movement and flexibility around the knee, or knee flexion and the long head controls hip extension.
The Three Hamstrings
- Biceps Femoris
Each of the muscles have a part to play in the movement and rotation of the legs and thighs.
StrainingStraining of the hamstring or biceps femoris muscle, also known as a pulled hamstring can happen if there is muscle fiber tearing or stretching in any of the three hamstring muscle groups, which includes the biceps femoris muscle.
How To Treat ItThe best way to treat a pulled biceps femoris muscle or any pulled hamstring muscles is the RICE protocol, or compression using a bandage and elevation to avoid swelling.
It can take 3 weeks for grade one pulled muscles to heal, 4 to 6 weeks for grade two pulled muscles to heal.
Grade three pulled muscles tears are more serious and may need surgery to heal properly and repair the torn hamstring or biceps femoris muscle.