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How To Get Rid Of 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
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
How can I get my pulled hamstring better by thursday? I am in dance and I have to perform thursday. I pulled my hamstring two weeks ago. And i didn't ice it or anything because i didn't have to practice or anything. I stretched yesterday and i think i str
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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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