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How should you treat hamstring strain type 2?

How should you treat hamstring strain type 2?

Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to rpevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once the acute pain is tolerable, gentle physical therapy is usually indicated to maximize your return of motion and strength. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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How do I treat a strained or pulled hamstring, could i play hockey on saturday? Im a goaltender

How do I treat a strained or pulled hamstring, could i play hockey on saturday? Im a goaltender

Sadly to say the: Best thing for a strained hamstring is rest. I would recommend staying out of competition for a couple weeks until your pain and tightness is gone. For a few days. Continue to stretch gently. By playing on it, you may aggravate it further and be out even longer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I recover from a hamstring strain?

How can I recover from a hamstring strain?

Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to rpevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once the acute pain is tolerable, gentle physical therapy is usually indicated to maximize your return of motion and strength. ...Read more

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What's the inflamatory response to a hamstring strain?

What's the inflamatory response to a hamstring strain?

A sequence: A sequence of events occur with a muscle tear or strain. First, the muscle bleeds in the area of injury. This blood collection contains many blood based growth factors and healing cells that initiate the healing process. ...Read more

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Grade 1 or 2 hamstring strain, its an annoying pain i can't figure out if it's grade 1 or 2, it happened last monday im a hockey player, and game sat.

Grade 1 or 2 hamstring strain, its an annoying pain i can't figure out if it's grade 1 or 2, it happened last monday im a hockey player, and game sat.

C an orthopod.: Eval by an ortho can grade it, not u. Takes many years of training 2 become an orthopod, let him decided ; follow the plan of treatment. No cheating, b honest ; open about the pain so u get the proper care or u may end with a season long problem. ...Read more

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I have a grade 2 hamstring strain in my thigh. Do I need crutches?

I have a grade 2 hamstring strain in my thigh. Do I need crutches?

Not necessarily: Crutches with weight-bearing as tolerated can help decrease the chances of falling if your gait is limited because of pain and decreased range of motion. Crutches are not absolutely needed. A compression wrap, icing during the first few days after injury are helping along with eliminating any activities that can result in worsening of the injury. A course of physical therapy may be necessary. ...Read more

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How can you tell hamstring strain from tear? Feels like separated from gluteus.

How can you tell hamstring strain from tear?  Feels like separated from gluteus.

Hamstring Strain: The standard principles of rest, ice, compression, and elevation apply. Modify your activity accordingly. Tears of the muscle, whether partial or complete, do not respond to surgical intervention and are treated conservatively. Full thickness tears of the tendon usually require surgery, so get evaluated as soon as possible. An MRI may be necessary to determine the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hamstring strain?

What is the best treatment for a hamstring strain?

Rest and stretching: For a grade 1 or 2 strains recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. Icing and stretching afterwards can be done a few times a day. When pain free full range of motion is attained through stretching, you may progress to controlled strengthening that would include stationary bicycle and eccentric exercises. ...Read more

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Can you play hockey with a lower hamstring strain? It feels good to me I've been stretching it a lot

Can you play hockey with a lower hamstring strain? It feels good to me I've been stretching it a lot

Get yourself checked: By an orthopod, so your strain can be evaluated properly and treated. He/she will advise you appropriately, depending on how severe the problem is? Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a really stubborn hamstring strain that just refuses to go away. I've had two sessions of physical therapy. The first lasted for about 8 weeks and the second was about four months. Yet, it still is not even close to being recovered. Is this som

I have a really stubborn hamstring strain that just refuses to go away.  I've had two sessions of physical therapy.  The first lasted for about 8 weeks and the second was about four months.  Yet, it still is not even close to being recovered.  Is this som

Hamstring Strain: As a podiatrist, I have athletes present with hamstring strains all the time. Since it is a form of tendinitis, I will send you my link on BRISS treatment for you to review. The most common reasons I have seen that standard treatments do not help are hamstring tears and undiagnosed sciatic nerve problems. http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2010/06/briss-principle-of-tendinitis-treatment.html ...Read more

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What's the difference between a hamstring strain and fatigued muscles?

What's the difference between a hamstring strain and fatigued muscles?

Strain is an injury: Muscle fatigue occurs with working out. A strain is an injury to the muscle when the fibers stretch beyond their physiologic limits. Generally, muscle strains heal in a few weeks, and physical therapy can hasten healing. ...Read more

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Could my hamstring strain have progressed to sciatic nerve pain?

Could my hamstring strain have progressed to sciatic nerve pain?

No Likely Sciatica: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Can runner have hamstring strain of both legs (w/ no injury) that would stiffen up when sitting & be ok w/ jogging? And could it cause shooting pain?

Can runner have hamstring strain of both legs (w/ no injury) that would stiffen up when sitting & be ok w/ jogging? And could it cause shooting pain?

Muscle soreness: Your symptoms are due to the eccentric load that your hamstring undergo while running. As your foot touches down and you transition to foot flat and push off your hamstring is lengthening at the same time it is contracting to maintain control with the opposing muscles. Running or jogging is mainly and endurance activity. Lactate will go up and you can get sore and stiff. Can be mild to extreme. ...Read more

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I was playing ball running, I experienced a pain under my right buttock. No discoloration, just stiffness. Is that the hamstring strain, pull or tear?

I was playing ball running, I experienced a pain under my right buttock. No discoloration, just stiffness. Is that the hamstring strain, pull or tear?

Painful sitting bone: A painful sitting bone (ischium) deep under buttocks is the origin of the hamstring tendon. Varying degrees of injury can occur at the origin or within the tendon and muscle. Mild sprains will cause local pain. Actual partial tears will cause still more pain and limit use for several days to weeks. Frank tears with distal retraction down thigh will cause significant swelling, pain, and stiffness. ...Read more