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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Hamstring Exercises

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Can you tell me some exercises that targets the hamstrings?

Can you tell me some exercises that targets the hamstrings?

Hamstring curls: Hamstring curls are a great way to strengthen the hamstrings. All health clubs have these machines. ...Read more

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Just went to the dr. And found out i partially tore my hamstring. I want to continue working out. What exercises are safe?

Just went to the dr. And found out i partially tore my hamstring. I want to continue working out. What exercises are safe?

That depends: You should follow the advice of your orthopedist or sports physician. How much walking is permitted would depend on the severity of the tear. Above all, make sure you give yourself time to heal, so you can eventually resume your usual regimen. If deemed wisest, using your upper body (rowing machine, resistance training) might be all you should do for now. ...Read more

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Why would my back hurt when I do hamstring stretch exercises?

Why would  my back hurt when I do hamstring stretch exercises?

Maybe straining back: You may need to work on stretching for both you hamstrings and lower back. If you are stretching one and the other is still tight, you might strain the other. It is important to do the stretching on a regular basis and i believe it is best to stretch after warming up for awhile. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might walking for exercise prolong or worsen a pulled inner hamstring?

What's to be expected? Might walking for exercise prolong or worsen a pulled inner hamstring?

Pain/ Swell=overuse: Hs strains can be tricky to overcome. To keep your overall fitness during recovery consider upper body/ core circuit training (include ube). Walking may be fine depending on your stage of recovery & the intensity of walk. If pain & swelling present, decrease intensity/ duration of exercise... Control pain/ swelling, regain motion/ strength/ & endurance over time. (drmarkgalland.Com - 12/26/12). ...Read more

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I have a 5cm tear in my hamstring.I am doing exercises and I got off crutches a few days ago.I'm not allowed on my crutches but it takes away the pain?

I have a 5cm tear in my hamstring.I am doing exercises and I got off crutches a few days ago.I'm not allowed on my crutches but it takes away the pain?

Hamstring tear: I would discuss this problem with your doctor again. You may have to stay on crutches till the pain subsides. You certainly do not want to be limping on the leg without the crutches ...Read more

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Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Frequently: The hamstring muscles insert directly on the bottom of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities. The degree of hamstring tightness directly influences the curve of the lower lumbar spine. Tight hamstrings flatten out the normal curvature which tends to cause poor weight bearing characteristics in the lumbar spine. Stretching the hamstrings is an important part of back exercises. ...Read more

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What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

Swimming: Rehab of a injured hamstring should be done with consultation of a physical therapist. These can be nagging prolonged injuries. Swimming is a choice for cardio curing rehab. Use pain as your guide. If it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more

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How long does it take before you could exercise from muscle stain in the hamstring and what could be applied to it can it be wrapped?

How long does it take before you could exercise from muscle stain in the hamstring and what could be applied to it  can it be wrapped?

Depends...: The length of recovery depends on the severity of the injury. Usually muscle strains heal within 6 weeks but could take longer if severe. A good rule of thumb on return to activity is to go slow and monitor your pain. Let your symptoms control your level of exercise. If it hurts your muscle is not ready for that activity. ...Read more