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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

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What to do about a pulled hamstring?

What to do about a pulled hamstring?

Rest, ice, ace wrap: A hamstring strain of the muscle and or tendon may benefit from not only a decreased level of activity, but also local ice (7-10 days) and compression via an ace wrap. Most hamstring injuries heal adequately without surgery. A thorough physical exam, and imaging (mri), are beneficial to insure your particular hamstring injury is amenable to nonoperative management. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read more

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Where do you feel a pulled hamstring?

Where do you feel a pulled hamstring?

Back of your thigh: The hamstring muscles are three muscles that run down the back of your thigh (upper leg). They all cross the knee joint. Most hamstring injuries are up near around the top of the muscle but can occur down near the knee as well. ...Read more

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How can you wrap up pulled hamstring?

How can you wrap up pulled hamstring?

Compresssion Wrap: You may feel some relief/ support w/ a compression wrap, but make sure that you have taken time tp complete a progressive return to activity (especially vigourous activity). I have attached a link for basic hamstring wrapping... Please note the athlete is standing wi/ a slight bend in his knee. The wrap starts at the knee and works upward criss-crossing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7v4nwpk-w. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

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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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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How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

Physical therapy: Mainstay of treating strained or pulled muscles is with physical therapy. Treatments such as platelet rich plasma (prp) injections are largely unproven to be effective although there are some remarkable success stories anecdotally. ...Read more

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How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc, . Pt with ultrasound will greatly improve as they can supervise the progress and catch problems earlier on, if any. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled hamstring is it okay to go running?

What to do if I pulled hamstring is it okay to go running?

Easy does it. : Treatment recommendations for a pulled hamstring include icing, anti-inflammatory meds as needed and definitely resting from aggravating activities. Running is likely painful and ideally it's best to avoid pushing through pain as this will likely: (1) make your current pain worse, (2) can worsen the current injury, (3) risks new injury to other muscles, joints, etc. Light activity can be tried. ...Read more

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How do I wrap or tape my pulled hamstring before football practice?

How do I wrap or tape my pulled hamstring before football practice?

Havce trainer do it: If you are still having pain or tenderness in your hamstring from an injury, playing on it will risk reinjuiry., you can have a trainer tape it, because if it is done incorrectly is may be detrimental its hard to tape your own leg or ankle. ...Read more