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How To Wrap A Pulled Hamstring
Compresssion Wrap: You may feel some relief/ support w/ a compression wrap, but make sure that you have taken time tp complete a progressive return to activity (especially vigourous activity). I have attached a link for basic hamstring wrapping... Please note the athlete is standing wi/ a slight bend in his knee. The wrap starts at the knee and works upward criss-crossing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7v4nwpk-w. ...Read more
Havce trainer do it: If you are still having pain or tenderness in your hamstring from an injury, playing on it will risk reinjuiry., you can have a trainer tape it, because if it is done incorrectly is may be detrimental its hard to tape your own leg or ankle. ...Read more
Rest, ice, ace wrap: A hamstring strain of the muscle and or tendon may benefit from not only a decreased level of activity, but also local ice (7-10 days) and compression via an ace wrap. Most hamstring injuries heal adequately without surgery. A thorough physical exam, and imaging (mri), are beneficial to insure your particular hamstring injury is amenable to nonoperative management. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read more
Back of your thigh: The hamstring muscles are three muscles that run down the back of your thigh (upper leg). They all cross the knee joint. Most hamstring injuries are up near around the top of the muscle but can occur down near the knee as well. ...Read more
Treatment options: Rest, ice, compression, elevation -- if your injury occured 72+ hours ago then it is acceptable to switch to heat instead of ice, to deal with swelling. Icyhot doesn't cause the same healing effect of ice or heat. Topicals such as this are known as counterirritants that trick pain receptors, but really do nothing more than numb the area. You may also wish to try an nsaid, if you can take such. ...Read more
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