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what is help for a hamstring injury?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Physical therapy.: Usually hamstring injuries are treated in physical therapy.

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What's the difference between a hamstring strain and fatigued muscles?

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Strain is an injury: Muscle fatigue occurs with working out. A strain is an injury to the muscle when the fibers stretch beyond their physiologic limits. Generally, muscle strains heal in a few weeks, and physical therapy can hasten healing.
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What are the types of lower limb prosthesis?

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Various: There are various types depending upon the level of amputation. They range from toe fillers for digital amputations to prostheses for hip disarticulations and quarter amputations. Common prostheses include bka and aka prostheses and there are various components depending on the needs of the person with the lower limb amputation.
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What's an inexpensive lower limb prosthesis made of?

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It varies: Most leg prosthesis are modular and cost will depend on components. A below the knee (transtibial) will cost less than an above the knee (transfemoral) prosthesis. A basic transfemoral prosthesis (for patients with limited mobility) could include a sach (solid ankle cushion heel) foot, locking knee and custom socket (where the stump fits in). Custom sockets are needed to prevent skin problems.
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Can you recommend good ways to help a hamstring injury?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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.
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A 53-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of having a hamstring tendon injury? Also what kind of treatment is used to treat this condition? Will therapy help?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
You would typically encounter pain and stiffness over posterior upper leg. Typically this is a strain/ sprain type of issue which should respond to heat stretching, and physical therapy. However, if not responsive to these measures, would need evaluation for more significant injury.

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