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how do i heal a hamstring injury faster if i have no time to rest?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Can not: Rest is important in muscle injuries.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Rest the leg,Avoid : Putting weight on the leg as best you can. Ice your leg to reduce pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days, or until the pain is gone. Compress your leg by using ace bandage. Elevate your leg on a pillow when you're sitting or lying down. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers. Non-steroidal, practice stretching and strengthening exercises

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