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What is the treatment for tendonopathy of the hamstring insertion site?

What is the treatment for tendonopathy of the hamstring insertion site?

Platelet rich plasma: You could be candidate for stem cell therapy using platelet rich plasma/bone marrow aspirate injections. Please speak with a sports medicine doctor that performs this to consider your options. The downside is that medical insurance does not cover this type of treatment so it can be costly. ...Read more

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Can enthesopathy (on bone scan) at the achilles' tendon insertion; indicate both an old allusion injury and "new" rejury in the same spot.

Can enthesopathy (on bone scan) at  the achilles' tendon insertion; indicate both an old allusion injury and "new" rejury in the same spot.

Yes and no: Bone scintigraphy is a very sensitive way to detect this type of enthesopathy. However, the lesion can be seen for several months and sometimes many years after the initial inflammation. It depends on several factors such as repeated trauma or overuse of the lower limbs. The intensity of radiotracer uptake may also vary. If it is mild, it is likely to be an "old" injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about hamstring injury?

What to do about hamstring injury?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read more

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Why are hamstring injuries common in baseball?

Why are hamstring injuries common in baseball?

Sudden bursts: Are common when running out ground balls or taking an extra base. It can result in an overstressing o the hamstring and often a calf muscle too. ...Read more

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What should I do if my hamstring injury wont heal!?

Be persistent: Hamstring injuries are notorious for taking a long time to heal or being prone to re-injury make sure you are persistent with stretching. A sports or deep tissue massage can help. Do pool or bicycle exercise. ...Read more

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Can you recommend good ways to help a hamstring injury?

Can you recommend good ways to help a hamstring injury?

Progressive: Start with ice and anti-inflammatory meds and relative rest, then progress to gentle rom and strengthening, followed by progressive strengthening and return to sports activity. Ideally, treatment with a physical therapist will provide a structured program. ...Read more

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Could a hamstring injury make me not get my flexibility?

Orhto Doc ASAP!: Defiantley need to see a orothpedic doc. Must be seen by asap. Can be somethinbg more serious. ...Read more

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Hamstring injury out of nowhere. Could it be from stretching?

Hamstring injury out of nowhere. Could it be from stretching?

Could be: Stretching too much can cause muscle strains, but any time the cause is a mystery, i consider it may be something else. A muscle strain will hurt when you use it and heal over 1-2 weeks usually if you avoid anything that triggers your pain. Heat can help. If you don't avoid painful activities, it'll heal slowly if at all. If it doesn't over the long run behave like muscle strain, get checked.M. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal a moderate hamstring injury?

What is the quickest way to heal a moderate hamstring injury?

For a new/recent : Injury start rice (rest, ice, compression with a wrap, & elevation) to rest the affected area. Nsaids, eg, Ibuprofen can help pain & swelling. Gentle massage/stretching exercises within limits of discomfort, then gradually increase frequency and range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Heat after 3-5 days helps. Pain meds (creams), eg bengay (or others) can be helpful. Increase activity slowly. ...Read more