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What is usually the healing time for a pulled hamstring! it seems like many sports players get this injury? Thanks andy

What is usually the healing time for a pulled hamstring! it seems like many sports players get this injury? Thanks andy

6 wks: Hamstring injuries are common in athletes because they are long tendons that cross both the hip and knee joint..Usually'tear' at musculotendinous junction.(at upper thigh towards buttocks).Take a good 6 wks. To heal and if u try to come back too soon they are prone to reinjury!good luck! ...Read more

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Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Probably NOT, See: an Orthopod to confirm the Dx and proper treatment started and then followed up to monitor your progress. You will be allowed to go back to sprinting once everything has healed. ...Read more

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How long should a pulled hamstring hurt for?

How long should a pulled hamstring hurt for?

3 months at least: Muscle recovery is variable soft tissue is jealed at6weeks but pain and tightness can persist for a very long time how much tissue was injuried varies as well. ...Read more

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Where do you feel a pulled hamstring?

Where do you feel a pulled hamstring?

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

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What to do about a pulled hamstring hubby is complaining that his hamstring hurts-wants to know what to do about it

What to do about a pulled hamstring hubby is complaining that his hamstring hurts-wants to know what to do about it

Time: They vary in severity, and can take months to heal. Over the counter pain medication, gentle stretching exercise, heat, cold may all be useful. Consider physical therapy. If there are other symptoms like back pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, there may be a back issue. Consider seeing a sports specialist. ...Read more

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What can be done for a pulled hamstring?

What can be done for a pulled hamstring?

Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. See a sports medicine physician, who will probably prescribe physical therapy. ...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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What home remedies can I do for a pulled hamstring?

What home remedies can I do for a pulled hamstring?

No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking on it with partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be especially helpful for preventing first time or repeat injuries. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened strides and partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be helpful for preventing hamstring injuries. ...Read more

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