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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of A Pulled Hamstring

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Whats the most effective treatment for a pulled hamstring?

Whats the most effective treatment for a pulled hamstring?

No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened strides and partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be helpful for preventing hamstring injuries. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best treatment for a pulled hamstring?

Need advice on what is the the best treatment for a pulled hamstring?

With PT: Get supervised physical therapy to get the quickest & maximum results. Heed your orthopod's advice. Pain meds like nsaids pills &/or ointments to rub are helpful. Ice initially & after heat after 3- days help. Follow your pt's advise as well. ...Read more

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What is usually the healing time for a pulled hamstring! it seems like many sports players get this injury? Thanks andy

What is usually the healing time for a pulled hamstring! it seems like many sports players get this injury? Thanks andy

6 wks: Hamstring injuries are common in athletes because they are long tendons that cross both the hip and knee joint..Usually'tear' at musculotendinous junction.(at upper thigh towards buttocks).Take a good 6 wks. To heal and if u try to come back too soon they are prone to reinjury!good luck! ...Read more

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How to get rid of hamstring pain in my legs?

How to get rid of hamstring pain in my legs?

Stretching: Work with your coach or at your gym to learn how to properly stretch your hamstrings. Consider acupuncture. ...Read more

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I had therapy for a hamstring injury a few years back. It comes back here and there. Right now it hurts and i limp. How can I get rid of this for good?

I had therapy for a hamstring injury a few years back. It comes back here and there. Right now it hurts and i limp. How can I get rid of this for good?

Rehab: Sounds like you may have reinjured this. See an orthopedist to make sure of what is going on and they can recommend further management and rehab if necessary. Don't fool with this yourself without some professional input. ...Read more

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Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Stretching helps: Hamstrings run from the back of each thigh and can limit the motion of the pelvis when tightened. By stretching them you can lengthen the muscle again and relieve the stress felt on the low back. Take a look at the article below for a few options for stretching your hamstrings. http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/specific-hamstring-stretches-back-pain-relief. ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled hamstring.?

How can I heal a pulled hamstring.?

See below: rest, physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications. If it does not improve, then you will need an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled hamstring?

How can I treat a pulled hamstring?

Rest: crutches,rest, ice. when improves can start PT with stretching and strengthening. can resume sports when completely asymptomatic. should take about 6 weeks until full activity ...Read more