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How To Soothe A Sore Hamstring
See below: Rest, ice and oral anti-inflammatories.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ice.: Ice your hamstrings for 20 minutes at a time , 3-4 times per day. You can also take over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, which should help. As you feel better, you can begin some gentle stretching of the hamstrings. If you can't get past the soreness on your own, then you may need to see an athletic trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more
Most likely cause is: A pulled muscle or tendonitis of the h'stings. These are flexors of the hip ; knee joints, and commonly get affected in running/jumping activities or during falling. They can take 3-6 months, if not treated, with pain meds initially, but for chronic cases, you need stretching ; strengthening exercises, done regularly, couple of times a day at least, while increasing the reps or/; the intensity. ...Read more
I can jog it off and my abs don't get sore, but the moment my hamstrings have to do anything, they hurt?
Felt my hamstring 'pop' while doing leg curls, obviously it is sore. What is the quickest way to recovery?
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my right groin and hamstring has constantly been sore now for months i can't stretch without pain even walking hurts ?
I have tightness and soreness/pain in the back of my thighs I'm concerned if it is a hamstring problem or a problem coming from my back and/ or both.
Need examination : You've obviously uncovered the crux of your pain location ... 'Tight' hamstrings are common and can cause discomfort and pain not only in their 'back of thigh' location but also in the back and behind the knees( esp.as we age)as they cross both the hip and knee joints.Lumbar spine degenerative conditions are very common( 10:1) and can refer pain to the same places. See an ORS for exam,X-rays! GL! ...Read more
I was stretching my hamstring bringing my chest to my knee and I went very deep and felt a pop. Hamstring is sore when going to that position?
Could be serious: If you ruptured one of the hamstring muscles that would most likely need surgical repair, a partial tear maybe a cast. It is unlikely you would be able to walk with a ruptured hamstring. Is there any weakness in the muscle group? instability? A minor tear just needs R I C E rest ice compression and elevation get it checked out. ...Read more
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