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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

How to heal a pulled hamstring?

It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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How can I rehab a torn calf muscle?

How can I rehab a torn calf muscle?

Torn Gastroc: Torn calf muscle happened because it could not absorb the load you placed on it and it failed. Therefore the goal of rehab is to make sure you are better than you were prior to the injury so you can return to that activity without injury. Just resting is not the answer, reconditioned. Need pain control, weight bearing protection, stretching, progressive strengthening to include eccentric loading. ...Read more

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How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle ?

How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle ?

Gradually: Recommendations vary, and there is little comparison of outcomes of different methods. Common rehab recommendations include multi-directional movements, increasing trunk stability, agility training, hamstring resistance training, and careful stationary stretching. Progress should be gradual. A highly detailed plan can be found in the appendix here: http://aging.Wisc.Edu/pdfs/2426.Pdf. ...Read more

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How do you rehab a torn lat muscle?

How do you rehab a torn lat muscle?

Rest and PT: Torn muscles need rest, ice and some anti inflammatory medications to hasten recovery. Often, physical therapy will be important to hasten healing. ...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 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 you stretch out a pulled hamstring?

How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring?

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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How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfortable, and use anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve). It can take several days or longer to heal, depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more

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How do I rehab a knee ligament strain?

How do I rehab a knee ligament strain?

Strengthening: Most rehab protocols for knees involve stretching an strengthening of the quad muscles (front of thigh). These muscles combine to form the thick band of ligaments that go over the kneecap and stabilize the joints. ...Read more

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How can I recover from a torn hamstring?

How can I recover from a torn hamstring?

Torn Hamstring: It depends on the severity. In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 weeks. Typically surgery is not recommended and recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. However, if 2 of the 3 tendons are avulsed from the origin, early surgery to repair the tendon to the origin would be an option. ...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 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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How does one do a hamstring strecth? Would a tight hamstring cause your knee to slip out of place?

How does one do a hamstring strecth? Would a tight hamstring cause your knee to slip out of place?

Many ways/No: Use theraband or rope lying on your back, or sit on floor with 1 leg out. Will not make knee go out of place. ...Read more

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How can you recover faster from a pulled hamstring?

How can you recover faster from a pulled hamstring?

As advised by your : Doc; start rice (rest, ice, compression with a wrap, & elevation) to rest the affected area. Nsaids, eg, Ibuprofen can help pain & swelling. Gentle massage/stretching exercises within limits of discomfort, then gradually increase frequency and range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Heat after 3-5 days helps. Pain meds (creams), eg bengay (or others) can be helpful. Increase activity. ...Read more

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How to speed recovery time from a pulled oblique muscle?

How to speed recovery time from a pulled oblique muscle?

Acupuncture option: Acupuncture is very affect for acutely injured muscles. It can reduce pain and inflammation as well as expiting healing. It has proven to be very beneficial in military settings as it can hasten return to full duty. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is managed for 2-6 weeks with bracing, physical therapy modalities, ice and anti-inflammatories, followed by gradual return to activity. More extensive tears result in chronic pain and instability and might require surgery. ...Read more

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How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

Depends where torn: A torn triceps at the attachment of the muscle to bone (the tendon) needs to be re-attached through surgery. If the muscle is torn in the body of the muscle then surgery is less successful. Typically the torn muscle will scar down and after it heals you can do rehab and physical therapy. There is nothing you can do to accelerate the healing other than rest the muscle and do not overuse it. ...Read more

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How to treat a pulled muscle.?

Rest, ice, time: It depends a bit on what muscle is injured, and the severity of the injury. However, the general treatment for a pulled muscle is rest, ice (20 min on, 20 min off, several times a day), anti-inflammatory medicine (i.e., Motrin or aleve) and elevation (if there is swelling). As the pain starts to subside, you should perform some gentle stretching exercises. Time to recovery may be 6-8 wk or more. ...Read more