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Can I walk around with a torn hamstring also was cartridge in my joint in a torn ligament all in the same right knee?

Can I walk around with a torn hamstring also was cartridge in my joint in a torn ligament all in the same right knee?

Depends: I did not appreciate the full nature of your condition, you should certainly be checked. People with hamstring injuries can heal without surgery and many times patients can walk through the process. The ligament and cartilage nature of the injury described depends on the actual structures involved and the associated displacement, stability, etc. Thank you for your question.

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Can you have stage 2 hamstring tear no visible bruise. Felt heard large pop. Burn -difficult to step down on st first. Able walk. Thigh sore back kne?

Can you have stage 2 hamstring tear no visible bruise. Felt heard large pop. Burn -difficult to step down on st first. Able walk. Thigh sore back kne?

Yes.: You can strain/tear a hamstring and not have the bruising. What your describing sure sounds like a hamstring strain. It will heal, but will probably require physical therapy to restore good function.

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How long. Should I wait before returning to work after a torn hamstring injury?

How long. Should I wait before returning to work after a torn hamstring injury?

Varible: Highly variable depending on the location of the tear (proximal/ midsubstance / distal), the degree of the tear (partial / complete), the mass of the hamstring involved (it is made up of 3 muscles) and finally what type work you are trying to return to (sedentary / active). Unless highly strenuous job few days off with use of crutches/ thigh sleeve/ physiotherpy. Sports longer. Doc to help guide.

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How can I recover from a torn hamstring?

How can I recover from a torn hamstring?

Torn Hamstring: It depends on the severity. In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 weeks. Typically surgery is not recommended and recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. However, if 2 of the 3 tendons are avulsed from the origin, early surgery to repair the tendon to the origin would be an option.

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How can I stretch out my torn hamstring?

How can I stretch out my torn hamstring?

Rest first...: U want to rest a 'torn' hamstring first until it is nearly healed3-6 wks then can begin stretching : u can sit down and place your leg out straight, move your ankle back while u bend from the hip and touch your toes or heel. @ the same time u can have your opposite leg (knee) flexed to stretch your quads on other extremity. Maintain stretch and then switch sides... Best of luck!

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Should I go to the doctor for a torn hamstring?

Definitely YES!: It needs to be diagnosed and staged as how bad is it, so appropriate treatment can be started and its progress be monitored till completely healed. Good Luck.

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Severe leg pain from sciatica, torn hamstring, both or something else?

Severe leg pain from sciatica, torn hamstring, both or something else?

Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri.

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I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. I needs to lose weight for my back too. What exercises can I do?

I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. I needs to lose weight for my back too. What exercises can I do?

REST!!!! TIME: Hamstring injuries will respond to rest, massage and physical therapy. Time is your best ally. Plasma gel injection under ultra sound guidance is purported to shorten healing time. For herniated discs of there is no nerve impairment, the participation in pilates yoga is very good. As the hamstrings heal, the above exercise programs can be beneficial. Always use professional guidance.

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I have a partial torn hamstring (right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?

I have a partial torn hamstring (right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?

Broken blood vessel: Bruising in both areas may be from the same source of bleeding. Will likely resolve, but compartment syndrome is a concern, ie, swelling to the point that nerves are squeezed. Emergent surgery would be required to relieve swelling. Seek care for pale skin below, numbness, or increasing deep/burning pain. Avoid aspirin or nsaids for a couple of days.

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Ok to smoke marijuana vapors while healing from a bruised bone and torn hamstring?

Ok to smoke marijuana vapors while healing from a bruised bone and torn hamstring?

Won't slow healing: Nobody here is going to tell you it's okay to break the law, though this isn't the place to debate the law's wisdom. If this is what you want, use wisely.

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Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.

Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.

Hip strengthening: Depending on when the fracture occurred and whether its completely healed or not, you would still benefit from some hip and pelvic girdle strengthening. If you are not comfortable with the current PT, you can do home exercises and find another therapist. But it will be imperative that the muscles around the hip joint (flexors, extensors, and abductors) are strengthened.

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Torn Menisucs can you still move your leg? If I cant walk on it or twist inboard what's wrong with it? I can move the leg generally but the pain of walking on it is horrible. And it pops and clicks a lot, and is very stiff to walk on! Thanks!

Knee pain: A knee can be injured in many different ways. The fact that you can or cannot ambulate does not translate into the severity of the injury. When did this occur? Was it a rotational injury with foot planted? Is the knee full of fluid or just a little swollen? Sorry, I can't be more specific. A virtual consult might be beneficial.

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Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.

Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.

No: Meniscal repairs in an osteoarthritic knee provide little or no long term benefit. You will likely need crutches for a short period if you do have the surgery.

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R knee has bulging/torn meniscus history of bursitis now suffering chronic stabbing pain. Meniscus or bursitis? Can't walk on l leg due to multiple probs

R knee has bulging/torn meniscus history of bursitis now suffering chronic stabbing pain. Meniscus or bursitis? Can't walk on l leg due to multiple probs

Go visit your doctor: Bulging in the knee can arise from either bursitis, or a cyst related to a torn meniscus. Bursitis typically occurs directly over the knee cap (patella). A cyst will typically occur over the inside or outside portion of the knee (in relation to whichever meniscus is torn). In either case your doctor can help you overcome your symptoms, or direct you to another diagnosis.

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How can you know if a hamstring tear is a complete or partial tear?

How can you know if a hamstring tear is a complete or partial tear?

Orthopaedic exam/MRI: A thorough orthopaedic evaluation (history and physical) will determine whether or not your tear is partial or complete. Complete tears usually present with more pain and weakness and often have a palpable defect where the disruption is located. Mri will confirm the clinical suspicion or your physician.

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Is it true that if I pulled my hamstring I wouldn't be able to walk?

Is it true that if I pulled my hamstring I wouldn't be able to walk?

Hamstring: I am treats the injury. Your dad is a great guy, but he is not correct about the hamstring injury. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe. Continued pain should be examined. Many times a short bout of physical therapy.

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For how long will my leg still hurt after a third degree hamstring tear?

Until You heal: Likely will take about 6-8 weeks to heal initially and can take longer if tear isn't protected with reduction in activity. Consider platelet and stem cell therapy as options to help heal these issues faster, although typically not covered by insurance. Check out Regenexx. Com.