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A 31-year-old member asked:

how long does it take for a hamstring to heal?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Hamstring Strength: Hamstring injuries are notoriously nagging injuries for athletes involved in explosive sports that involve sudden sprinting such as soccer, rugby, track & field, etc. Eccentric strength training of the hamstring has been shown to prevent hamstring pulls in elite soccer players. My recommended exercise to prevent hamstring injury is the eccentric nordic exercise.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for me to have fluid behind my thigh?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: It depends on the location. Behind the thigh in the mid to upper thigh region would be unusual. If it is lower down near the knee then that is not uncommon and may represent a cyst or fluid filled cavity. It would be important to know whether you are talking about a swollen area (muscle strain), a discrete mass (tumor or fatty lump), or a fluctuant area (fluid filled space).
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How should I treat my pulled quad?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
R.I.C.E. and Rehab: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care for a quad strain should initially involve ice, rest, and a compressive wrap. Early range of motion is important when pain allows, followed by gradual strengthening exercises and methodical and controlled increase in activities. Medications and physical therapy can be helpful as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how long will a pulled hamstring take to heal?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Variable: Every bit of 6 weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take a hamstring to heal?

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Weeks to months: It all depends on the location and the severity of the injury. If your symptoms persist follow up with your orthopedic surgeon.

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