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Hurt hamstring. Help?

Hurt hamstring. Help?

Ice.: Ice the area several times a day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, and initiate physical therapy. Hopefully, that should do it. ...Read more

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Hamstring pain when i jog?

Hamstring pain when i jog?

Strain.: It could be a hamstring strain, but the other thing it could be is sciatica, an irritation of the sciatic nerve. See a non surgical sports medicine specialist, who can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Relief for hamstring pain?

Depends on grade: If gr. 1, treatment is ice, rest ; activity modification. Gr 2 means some muscle damage but no loss of continuity, same rx 4 a longer time 4-6 wks.Gr.3=significant tear of muscle ; recovery is long, now months not was . If there is an avulsion of the attachments with boney involvement @ the knee or pelvis which becomes a surgical problem. 1 ;2 also use nsaids. ...Read more

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How to work out my hamstrings?

How to work out my hamstrings?

Squats: Squats, leg curls, romanian dead lifts,and nordic hamstring ...Read more

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How to strengthen you hamstrings?

How to strengthen you hamstrings?

Resistive weights: Why do you think your hamstrings are weak? Be very careful not to cause a muscle imbalance with your quads! ...Read more

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What is the best hamstring stretch?

What is the best hamstring stretch?

Touch your toes.: The most basic hamstring stretch is to bend over and touch your toes. Hold stretches for ten seconds. ...Read more

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What do you do when u pull hamstring?

What do you do when u pull hamstring?

Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. See a sports medicine physician , who can make the diagnosis, and probably send you to physical therapy. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to tear your hamstring?

How difficult is it to tear your hamstring?

Hamstring Tear: At 34 it is not that difficult. Depending on your pre activity flexibility and conditioning your ability to except the loads may be compromised especially if you have a sedentary job. Hamstring injury occurs during and eccentric load on the muscle, i.e. Lengthening as it contracts to absorb load. If your muscle is not conditioned to accept the load a tear can happen during sprinting etc. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

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. ...Read more

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