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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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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 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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How is a pulled hamstring treated?

How is a pulled hamstring treated?

Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is the mainstay of treating a pulled or strained hamstring. Expect about 3-4wks for it to heal. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help a pulled hamstring?

Is there a way to help a pulled hamstring?

For a new/recent : Injury 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 slowly. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a pulled hamstring?

What works in taking care of a pulled hamstring?

For a new/recent : Injury 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 slowly. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a pulled hamstring or something else?

How to tell if I have a pulled hamstring or something else?

Tenderness : Tenderness to the back of your leg between your hip and knee is a good sensitive test to help diagnosis a hamstring strain. Second, bend your knee against resistence to activate your hamstring muscle. If this produces pain it helps varify the injury. Other problems will also cause pain in this area. ...Read more

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Which excercises for a pulled hamstring are considered effective?

Which excercises for a pulled hamstring are considered effective?

Hamstring exercises: Gentle range of motion such as a stationary bike can be helpful. Stretching exercises to regain motion and prevent scarring within the muscle as also helpful. ...Read more

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What are strained and pulled hamstring?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...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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Can you tell me whenis it okay to run on pulled hamstring?

Can you tell me whenis it okay to run on pulled hamstring?

Not recommended: The hamstring strains are the most likely to become chronic if not treated properly. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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