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How do i know if i pulled my hamstring

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
By : By the date of this post, i believe your performance date has passed. For the future or anyone who may benefit from reading this post, i will advise. ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: A 'pull' refers to a tear in the muscle or its covering (fascia). This can result in a collection of blood to appear under the skin. As one is usually... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Muscle snapped: Maybe a plantaris. If you are still limping after 3 weeks see your dr. Otherwise forget it.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Pulled hamstrung: Can be bleeding from small ruptured blood vessels as part of the pull.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imagin... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Ice.: Ice for 20 minutes at a time, several time per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, and initiate physical therapy.
Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
See below: rest, physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications. If it does not improve, then you will need an orthopedic doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is the mainstay of treating a pulled or strained hamstring. Expect about 3-4wks for it to heal.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Rest: crutches,rest, ice. when improves can start PT with stretching and strengthening. can resume sports when completely asymptomatic. should take about 6 ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Rest, ice, ace wrap: A hamstring strain of the muscle and or tendon may benefit from not only a decreased level of activity, but also local ice (7-10 days) and compression... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Back of your thigh: The hamstring muscles are three muscles that run down the back of your thigh (upper leg). They all cross the knee joint. Most hamstring injuries are u... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Compresssion Wrap: You may feel some relief/ support w/ a compression wrap, but make sure that you have taken time tp complete a progressive return to activity (especial... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
It's a muscle strain: A pulled hamstring is a strain of the hamstring muscle. This usually occurs when an eccentric load is placed on the muscle causing an excessive stret... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Treatment options: Rest, ice, compression, elevation -- if your injury occured 72+ hours ago then it is acceptable to switch to heat instead of ice, to deal with swellin... Read More

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