A 45-year-old male asked:
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how can you tell the difference between hamstring pull and strained hamstring?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pulled muscle: They are synonymous, i.E, they mean the same condition.
Answered on Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: A pulled hamstring is a common term that refers to a strain of one or more of the hamstring muscles. When a hamstring muscle is pulled, the muscle fibers are abruptly stretched. Depending on the severity of the strain injury, the muscle can actually tear and many people can hear and feel an audible "pop" when the muscle is damaged.
Answered on Apr 14, 2020
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None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn.

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