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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

General guidelines.: Protocols, rehab or not, are just general standards to follow. In no way are protocols written in stone and often have to be adjusted or abandoned to fit the immediate needs and condition of the patient.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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