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Doctor insights on: Hamstring Sprain Diagnosis Code

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Dr. Brandon Macy Dr. Macy
Podiatry
37 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Is it a bad idea to play sports on a hamstring sprain?

Is it a bad idea to play sports on a hamstring sprain?

Not going to help...: My rule of thumb is that if it hurts while you're performing the activity, you shouldn't be doing it. Strain a hamstring and most running activities, especially those with short bursts, will be impossible. It will also aggravate the injury. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
1,155 doctors shared insights

Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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I believe I have a hamstring sprain, behind my knee, which I have been treating with rice. However, knee stability is weak. Knee brace good idea?

I believe I have a hamstring sprain, behind my knee, which I have been treating with rice.  However, knee stability is weak.  Knee brace good idea?

Many best braces: Each brace is indicated for a different purpose. Each has their strengths and limitations. You will need to be evaluated by a professional to get the best brace for your condition. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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2 - weeks after a sprained hamstring with an inflamed bursa sac, i irritated it again & felt a pop. What does this mean?

2 - weeks after a sprained hamstring  with an inflamed bursa sac, i irritated it again & felt a pop.  What does this mean?

Hamstring pain: Several possibilities, proximal at buttocks or, moe commonly, at insertion on proximal medial tibia. Consider strain, recurrent bursitis, meniscal tear, referred spine pain. It depends upon location. ...Read more

Dr. Vincent Granowicz Dr. Granowicz
Family Medicine
58 years in practice
Hofstra University North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
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I sprained my hamstring about a week ago ago but know the whole back of my leg is a dark purple. And the back of my know and leg is sientive ?

I sprained my hamstring about a week ago ago but know the whole back of my leg is a dark purple. And the back of my know and leg is sientive ?

Hamstring: More than just a sprain. Tore some musclefibers and hemorrhaged into area. Now rising to surface as bruising. Massage, stretching gently, cont ice. Will be fairly long recovery/rehab. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino Dr. Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can staying hydrated(drinking plenty of water) prevent hamstring strains,,sprains and tears. Thanks?

Can staying hydrated(drinking plenty of water) prevent hamstring strains,,sprains and tears. Thanks?

Hydration helps: Adequate hydration is a key ingredient toward the prevention of hamstring injury. Adequate flexibility, avoiding impulse contractions, and maintaining muscle balance between hamstring and quadriceps musculature are also all important variables to help prevent injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Help! my leg hurts a lot, i think i sprained it?

Help! my leg hurts a lot, i think i sprained it?

RICE: Rest your leg. Ice the injured area. You can place light compression over affected area. Elevate the extremity. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Why has my leg swollen after spraining my ankle?

Why has my leg swollen after spraining my ankle?

Get an x-ray: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg Dr. Steinberg
Podiatry
10 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Can a sprained knee cause problems on the opposite leg?

Can a sprained knee cause problems on the opposite leg?

Compensation: Having a sprained knee causes you to compensate by putting more weight on the other leg. This may cause pain in the area. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

Should be anytime: if it hurts that much to walk on a sprain, you may want to get further imaging studies done like X-Ray and MRI. There may be more damage than was thought originally. If its just a sprain, occasional protection for a few days on crutches might be OK. However don't go too long using that or the muscles will stiffen and you may start to atrophy. Take NSAIDs and ice the area around the clock. ...Read more

Dr. Afraz Adam Dr. Adam
Urgent Care
27 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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I sprained my right leg ankle twice. Once 3 months ago and now. Why did it happen and what should I do?

I sprained my right leg ankle twice. Once 3 months ago and now. Why did it happen and what should I do?

Physiotherapy: An ankle sprain usually results in disruption and weakening of your ankle ligaments. If it is not cared for well in the first instance, the weakened ligaments become prone to further sprains. You need to see a Physiotherapist who can help strengthen the ankle structures. You also need to look at the activities that are causing the sprain. Are you wearing correct footwear ? Are you warming up ? ...Read more

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla Dr. Akinjagunla
Internal Medicine
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Sprained my knee 7months ago took a week to "heal" now the pain of it being sprained is back & i cant put my leg straight without it hurtin . Help?!/:

Sprained my knee 7months ago took a week to "heal" now the pain of it being sprained is back & i cant put my leg straight without it hurtin . Help?!/:

Internal ligament: You probably damaged the ligament of the knee and you need to get this evaluated by orthopedic. meanwhile if you have a knee brace, and a cane use this till seen. ...Read more

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Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I have sprained or strained an old injury to the inside back of the leg that starts behind and above the knee and goes up the leg what do I do for it?

I have sprained or strained an old injury to  the inside back of the leg that starts behind and above the knee and goes up the leg what do I do for it?

Rest: Difficult to know what this"old" injury may be but your anatomic description suggests you irrititated a hamstring injury. If this is correct than hamstring 'strains' do best w/ rest/ nsaids etc.See your physician if no improvement ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Tepper Dr. Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How do I tell if my leg is broken, sprained or just hurts?

How do I tell if my leg is broken, sprained or just hurts?

Xray: Exam by physician, and possibly xray would tell you. ...Read more

Dr. John Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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How do I know if my leg is sprained if my leg has been hurting at the knee for a week?

How do I know if my leg is sprained if my leg has been hurting at the knee for a week?

Sprain: Patients usually remember a injury when they sprain their knee . When there is no recall of injury it may be more of a mechanical issue such as improper shoes that create more grip or new activity such as dancing, also consider the surface in which one may be running on or a tendinitis due to overuse. ...Read more

Dr. Glenn Aufseeser Dr. Aufseeser
Podiatry
5 years in practice
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help ?

Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help ?

Chronic swelling: Your relative might have done more damage with the sprain than originally thought. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How long will pain in my leg last after an ankle sprain?

How long will pain in my leg last after an ankle sprain?

Depends: How bad the sprain was could be anywhere from day or two to couple of months. Rest, ice, compression, elevation immediately after the injury is helpful. Bracing the ankle is a good idea following a bad sprain, physical therapy can be helpful if there is residual pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerry Miles Dr. Miles
Podiatry
22 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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I have sprained my ankle and now have small lumps appearing on my leg what could they be?

I have sprained my ankle and now have small lumps appearing on my leg what could they be?

Hmmm: Leg lumps or ankle lumps? Could be swelling in the tendon, vein rupture, ganglion cyst, etc, recommend having them evaluated by a professional foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I had a bad leg sprain on 4 jan and it still hurts! I got bored of painkillers... Is it normal to still hurt?

I had a bad leg sprain on 4 jan and it still hurts! I got bored of painkillers... Is it normal to still hurt?

No: A sprain, even if it was "bad" as you say really should better by now. It suggests there may be something else going on. You may need a repeat evaluation and further testing, including possibly an MRI if you have not already had one. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
1,199 doctors shared insights

Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more