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Hamstring tear: nope, usually it heals in weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Hamstring tear: Recovery depends on the grade and location of the tear. Tendon detachment from the bone may not heal if it retracts a distance from the insertion. If the tear is not significant then you might look up an accelerated rehab protocol. It is important to recognize that tears occur from trauma or muscle imbalance and proper strengthening is essential for recovery and to reduce future injury. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had a hamstring tear over a year ago. Whenever i sprint, i feel the muscle contracting and it later swells. Could it be a bad scar?
Yes and no: Surgery will result in another scar. I assume you want to stretch the muscle which has been limited but the scar. A z plasty could be done, but there is no guarantee that you would regain the length you desire. Contact an orthopedist who is into sports medicine or a plastic surgeon to discuss the options ...Read more
Hi, I was wondering if there are any correction procedures for drop foot. My foot as gradually getting worse, I think it was cause by hamstring tear. ?
Brace: Foot drop can be caused by nerve impingement in the back as well as direct injury to the apposing tendon. A brace can be made to keep the foot straight if the ankle is still flexible enough. However, surgeries can be performed to stabilize the foot drop. However, an exam is necessary to diagnose the cause of the foot drop before any corrective action is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?
Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more
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