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how long does it take to heal a torn hamstring

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Varible: Highly variable depending on the location of the tear (proximal/ midsubstance / distal), the degree of the tear (partial / complete), the mass of the ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Torn Hamstring: It depends on the severity. In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time stretch rehab: These injuries can take many months to recovery. You need to consistently stretch, and then strengthen the hamstrings slowly. Do not return to hi impa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest first...: U want to rest a 'torn' hamstring first until it is nearly healed3-6 wks then can begin stretching : u can sit down and place your leg out straight , ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Bramlett
40 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Ham tear: slow progressive recovery is very common to heal..stretch ice massge nsaids PT
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Until You heal: Likely will take about 6-8 weeks to heal initially and can take longer if tear isn't protected with reduction in activity. Consider platelet and stem ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Definitely YES!: It needs to be diagnosed and staged as how bad is it, so appropriate treatment can be started and its progress be monitored till completely healed. Go ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary c ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Won't slow healing: Nobody here is going to tell you it's okay to break the law, though this isn't the place to debate the law's wisdom. If this is what you want, use wis ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cycling: You need to focus on low impact exercises that will not aggravate your back or your hamstring. A stationary bike usually will provide just that. Try ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Broken blood vessel: Bruising in both areas may be from the same source of bleeding. Will likely resolve, but compartment syndrome is a concern, ie, swelling to the point ... Read More
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