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How long does it take to mend a strained hamstring?

How long does it take to mend a strained hamstring?

Highly variable: No easy answer. Covering college football and athletes for years leaves me with the best advice to tell a coach querying when recovery and return to play is likely..."coach, we will evaluate the injury regularly and just have to take it day by day." mild strains can heal in days to weeks, while recurrent and more significant strains can take weeks to months. Mri helps grade severity of the injury. ...Read more

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I have a strained hamstring. Should i be stretching while allowing it to heal and how long before i can start running again?

I have a strained hamstring.  Should i be stretching while allowing it to heal and how long before i can start running again?

Yes: Hamstring injuries are very common. They also can be very problematic. While you are recovering stretching is essential however you're not stretching hard. You're stretching to release tension and to give normal length to your hamstring muscles. Gentle high rep/low weight work out exercises are also recommend. The key is to exercise to induce healing without re-creating your injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was running and strained a muscle in my leg. Would it be okay to take pain killers an hour before i train for cross country?

I was running and strained a muscle in my leg. Would it be okay to take pain killers an hour before i train for cross country?

Could get more hurt: Unfortunately if you strained a muscle the best route to longterm running health is to give yourself adequate time to recover. Taking pain killers in order to train is likely to lead to more injury from overuse. Good luck with recovery, and remember that the first rule of training is to remain uninjured so that you can continue to train! ...Read more

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How can I tell if I strained my hamstring?

How can I tell if I strained my hamstring?

Pain behind thigh: Pain, often described as sharp, shooting in the back of the thigh, is the main symptom after a hamstring injury. Weakness and inability to flex at knee or bend at the waist toward the toes is also a common complaint. Rest, ice and decreased hip and knee flexion will help decrease acute pain. Physicl therapy may be indictedo help expedite functionl recovery as well. ...Read more

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Any hints to heal a strained hamstring fast?

Hamstring: Takes time - depending on the severity range of motion exercises and gentle demand will help . See your orthopod for advice first. ...Read more

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Who do I need to see for a strained hamstring?

Who do I need to see for a strained hamstring?

Your local Orthopod: As one needs to gauge the severity of the strain. Nsaids, rest, elevation of the affected foot/leg + ice/heat packs would all help reduce the symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I heal and strengthen a strained hamstring?

How can I heal and strengthen a strained hamstring?

Rest first: relative rest until you have full painfree rom and can flex knee against mild resistance without pain. Swelling and local tenderness should also be gone After it heals:. Plan exercise as part of overall program which should include multijoint compound movements. accessory exercise for hamstring include glute-ham raise, supine hamstring curls on ball, Romanian deadlift. Foam roll and stretch. ...Read more

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How do a strained hamstring or a pulled one differ?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more

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Will a strained hamstring heal on it's own? I have a hockey game saturday

Strain: There are degrees of strains. Some have tears and some do not. This needs to be seen by a doctor to tell the grade of strain or if it is something else. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between hamstring pull and strained hamstring?

How can you tell the difference between hamstring pull and strained hamstring?

Let me explain: A pulled hamstring is a common term that refers to a strain of one or more of the hamstring muscles. When a hamstring muscle is pulled, the muscle fibers are abruptly stretched. Depending on the severity of the strain injury, the muscle can actually tear and many people can hear and feel an audible "pop" when the muscle is damaged. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a strained hamstring? What can make it heal faster?

How can you know if you have a strained hamstring? What can make it heal faster?

Pain behind thigh: Pain, often described as sharp, shooting in the back of the thigh, is the main symptom after a hamstring injury. Weakness and inability to flex at knee or bend at the waist toward the toes is also a common complaint. Rest, ice and decreased hip and knee flexion will help decrease acute pain. Physicl therapy may be indictedo help expedite functionl recovery as well. ...Read more

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Should my strained hamstring be back to normal on thursday? I strained it today, I have a workout thursday

Should my strained hamstring be back to normal on thursday? I strained it today, I have a workout thursday

Hamstring: That depends on how 'strained' it is. That is impossible to tell without an evaluation. If you are in college, see the team physician for assistance. If you are in high school , see your orthopod or even family doc for help ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a grade 1, 2, 3 strained hamstring? It popped during hockey today I have a game saturday and and a workout thursday

How do I tell if I have a grade 1, 2, 3 strained hamstring? It popped during hockey today I have a game saturday and and a workout thursday

Thorough exam by MD: A thorough physical examination by an experienced physician, possibly combined with an MRI (to best visualize the location and extent of injury) will give you the answer you are looking for. Unless your injury is very mild, there is a good chance you will not be able to play this saturday. ...Read more

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I strained my hamstring about 3 months ago, my hamstring never had the chance to fully heal , still causes pain when i sprint , what could this be?

I strained my hamstring about 3 months ago, my hamstring never had the chance to fully heal , still causes pain when i sprint , what could this be?

Get evaluated: Hamstring strains can be chronically problematic if not treated properly. I would follow up with an orthopedist to make sure you did not have anything more than a strain. If the injury is severe enough you can get partial tearing or even a full rupture of the tendon from its insertion site. If it is just a strain then you might need some therapy. Either way see an orthopedist since its been 3 mo. ...Read more

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How do a strained and pulled hamstring differ?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hamstring strain?

What is the best treatment for a hamstring strain?

Rest and stretching: For a grade 1 or 2 strains recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. Icing and stretching afterwards can be done a few times a day. When pain free full range of motion is attained through stretching, you may progress to controlled strengthening that would include stationary bicycle and eccentric exercises. ...Read more

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What are strained and pulled hamstring?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more