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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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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 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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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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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