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Hamstring tear healing. What can I do speed up the recovery?

Hamstring tear healing. What can I do speed up the recovery?

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

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Hello, I have a partial hamstring tear. Can this heal properly?

Hello, I have a partial hamstring tear. Can this heal properly?

Ham tear: slow progressive recovery is very common to heal..stretch ice massge nsaids PT ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Surgical intervention query regarding a proximal hamstring tear occurring 17-months ago.

Surgical intervention query regarding a proximal hamstring tear occurring 17-months ago.

Hamstring tear: Typically muscle tears are treated without surgery unless there has been some separation of the bone where it attaches to the pelvis. Need to have recent MRI of affected areas, maybe another opinion , consider a virtual consult ...Read more

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Can you have scar tissue surgically removed from a hamstring tear?

Can you have scar tissue surgically removed from a hamstring tear?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Not so fast...: From the flow of your question, it sounds like this is a presently undiagnosed, untreated problem. Finding the cause of the weakness and initiating the appropriate treatment plan are required before any corrective procedures are attempted. ...Read more

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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?

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