Top
30
Doctor insights on: Hamstring Tear Rehab Protocol

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
518 Doctors shared insights

Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


2

2
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

13

13
12.16 partial hamstring tear is it normal to still have a lot of pain My knee and thigh are killing me my calf starting to cramp Ortho Dr on vac to1.6?

Hamstring injury: Length of time one takes to recover depends on the severity of the injury, Rest, Ice, Partial weight bear with crutches. Consistent use of NSAIDs. For 3-4 weeks is the norm. MRI testing and physical therapy can also be useful, to assess severity of injury and assist with the healing process. (Pt for 6-8 weeks). It may take 6-12 weeks to return to return to full running and jumping. ...Read more

14

14
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. ...Read more

15

15
Hi there, I have ruptured my ACL and have a tear in my meniscus. I was wondering should my leg stiffen right up between rehab exercises? Thanks

Hi there, I have ruptured my ACL and have a tear in my meniscus. I was wondering should my leg stiffen right up between rehab exercises? Thanks

Listen to your body: When muscles become stiff following exercise they usually are too stressed. The injury may be putting more of a strain on muscles not previously used. Topical magnesium oil on stiff muscles can help them relax. Doing shorter sessions can help. Learn the routines taught in rehab and do 10 minutes 4-6 times a day every day to rebuild muscles. Avoid inflammatory foods. ...Read more

17

17
What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

No name: Ice, crutches, elastic bandage, elevation, anti inflammatory MEDS, heel lift

Exercise, physical therapy

You need guidance see your physician ...Read more

18

18
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. ...Read more

19

19
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! ...Read more

20

20
What is an good rehabilitation program after muskel torn fiber at the hamstring?

What is an good rehabilitation program after muskel torn fiber at the hamstring?

Rest, gradual return: A torn muscle needs time to heal, and should be rested for at least 2 weeks. After that, be gentle - very slowly begin gentle stretches and low impact exercises. It is very easy to re-injure the muscle if you overdo it! A significant tear in the muscle will take 6-8 weeks before you can get back to a strenuous level of activity. ...Read more

21

21
What is the best way to rehab a hamstring?

What is the best way to rehab a hamstring?

RICE: Rest
ice
compress
elevate.

Antiinflammatories can help as well.

Get a more detailed answer ›
22

22
What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

Rest then exercise: First you need a period of rest to let it heal, followed by an exercise program to help strengthen the injured muscle. ...Read more

24

24
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. ...Read more

25

25
How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle?

How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle?

Gradually: Recommendations vary, and there is little comparison of outcomes of different methods. Common rehab recommendations include multi-directional movements, increasing trunk stability, agility training, hamstring resistance training, and careful stationary stretching. Progress should be gradual. A highly detailed plan can be found in the appendix here: http://aging. Wisc. Edu/pdfs/2426.Pdf. ...Read more

26

26
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. ...Read more

28

28
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. ...Read more

29

29
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. ...Read more

30

30
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. ...Read more