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Partial Hamstring Tear
12.16 partial hamstring tear is it normal to still have a lot of pain My knee and thigh are killing me my calf starting to cramp Ortho Dr on vac to1.6?
Hamstring injury: Length of time one takes to recover depends on the severity of the injury, Rest, Ice, Partial weight bear with crutches. Consistent use of NSAIDs. For 3-4 weeks is the norm. MRI testing and physical therapy can also be useful, to assess severity of injury and assist with the healing process. (Pt for 6-8 weeks). It may take 6-12 weeks to return to return to full running and jumping. ...Read more
Orthopaedic exam/MRI: A thorough orthopaedic evaluation (history and physical) will determine whether or not your tear is partial or complete. Complete tears usually present with more pain and weakness and often have a palpable defect where the disruption is located. Mri will confirm the clinical suspicion or your physician. ...Read more
Hamstring tear: Nope, usually it heals in weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Until You heal: Likely will take about 6-8 weeks to heal initially and can take longer if tear isn't protected with reduction in activity. Consider platelet and stem cell therapy as options to help heal these issues faster, although typically not covered by insurance. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more
Hamstring tear: Recovery depends on the grade and location of the tear. Tendon detachment from the bone may not heal if it retracts a distance from the insertion. If the tear is not significant then you might look up an accelerated rehab protocol. It is important to recognize that tears occur from trauma or muscle imbalance and proper strengthening is essential for recovery and to reduce future injury. ...Read more
Yes and no: Surgery will result in another scar. I assume you want to stretch the muscle which has been limited but the scar. A z plasty could be done, but there is no guarantee that you would regain the length you desire. Contact an orthopedist who is into sports medicine or a plastic surgeon to discuss the options ...Read more
I had a hamstring tear over a year ago. Whenever I sprint, I feel the muscle contracting and it later swells. Could it be a bad scar?
Can be: If not appropriately treated any soft tissue injury can heal with scar tissue formation. ...Read more
Hi, I was wondering if there are any correction procedures for drop foot. My foot as gradually getting worse, I think it was cause by hamstring tear.?
Not so fast...: From the flow of your question, it sounds like this is a presently undiagnosed, untreated problem. Finding the cause of the weakness and initiating the appropriate treatment plan are required before any corrective procedures are attempted. ...Read more
Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?
Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more
Diagnosed with hamstring tear 4 days ago, now have lots of cramps and numbness in my calf and foot and they are very cold to touch. Is this normal?
Leg pressure...: You should call your doctor immediately and relay the information. You should be evaluated today, if not sooner. ...Read more
My daughter is in MMA. She woke up and feels a popping sensation and weird movement just behind knee. Is this a hamstring tear? What should she do?
See: An Orthopedist as this sounds like something that needs careful attention ...Read more
Can you have stage 2 hamstring tear no visible bruise. Felt heard large pop. Burn -difficult to step down on st first. Able walk. Thigh sore back kne?
I have a partial torn hamstring (right leg). A bruise appears at the gluteous fold and area behind the kneecap. What? Concern?
Broken blood vessel: Bruising in both areas may be from the same source of bleeding. Will likely resolve, but compartment syndrome is a concern, ie, swelling to the point that nerves are squeezed. Emergent surgery would be required to relieve swelling. Seek care for pale skin below, numbness, or increasing deep/burning pain. Avoid aspirin or nsaids for a couple of days. ...Read more
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
Rest first...: U want to rest a 'torn' hamstring first until it is nearly healed3-6 wks then can begin stretching : u can sit down and place your leg out straight, move your ankle back while u bend from the hip and touch your toes or heel. @ the same time u can have your opposite leg (knee) flexed to stretch your quads on other extremity. Maintain stretch and then switch sides... Best of luck! ...Read more
Varible: Highly variable depending on the location of the tear (proximal/ midsubstance / distal), the degree of the tear (partial / complete), the mass of the hamstring involved (it is made up of 3 muscles) and finally what type work you are trying to return to (sedentary / active). Unless highly strenuous job few days off with use of crutches/ thigh sleeve/ physiotherpy. Sports longer. Doc to help guide. ...Read more
Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri. ...Read more
Won't slow healing: Nobody here is going to tell you it's okay to break the law, though this isn't the place to debate the law's wisdom. If this is what you want, use wisely. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. I needs to lose weight for my back too. What exercises can I do?
REST!!!! TIME: Hamstring injuries will respond to rest, massage and physical therapy. Time is your best ally. Plasma gel injection under ultra sound guidance is purported to shorten healing time. For herniated discs of there is no nerve impairment, the participation in pilates yoga is very good. As the hamstrings heal, the above exercise programs can be beneficial. Always use professional guidance. ...Read more
Can I walk around with a torn hamstring also was cartridge in my joint in a torn ligament all in the same right knee?
Depends: I did not appreciate the full nature of your condition, you should certainly be checked. People with hamstring injuries can heal without surgery and many times patients can walk through the process. The ligament and cartilage nature of the injury described depends on the actual structures involved and the associated displacement, stability, etc. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.
Hip strengthening: Depending on when the fracture occurred and whether its completely healed or not, you would still benefit from some hip and pelvic girdle strengthening. If you are not comfortable with the current PT, you can do home exercises and find another therapist. But it will be imperative that the muscles around the hip joint (flexors, extensors, and abductors) are strengthened. ...Read more
When doctor diagnosed with suspected partial tear of my hamstring, by my knee. Was put into a knee stabilizer and using crutches. How pain feels worse?
How is a partial tear of the patellar tendon treated? My leg is only comfortable when flexed. Thanks!
Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?
Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral (kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee (popliteal/ Bakers' cyst).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination (it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Let me explain: Grade 2 the muscle still one piece but in grade three there will be a gap in the muscle. ...Read more
I have a 5cm tear in my hamstring. I am doing exercises and I got off crutches a few days ago. I'm not allowed on my crutches but it takes away the pain?
Hamstring tear: I would discuss this problem with your doctor again. You may have to stay on crutches till the pain subsides. You certainly do not want to be limping on the leg without the crutches ...Read more
Hamstring Tear: At 34 it is not that difficult. Depending on your pre activity flexibility and conditioning your ability to except the loads may be compromised especially if you have a sedentary job. Hamstring injury occurs during and eccentric load on the muscle, i.e. Lengthening as it contracts to absorb load. If your muscle is not conditioned to accept the load a tear can happen during sprinting etc. ...Read more
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