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Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
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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

Dr. David Trettin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
26 years in practice
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How long should a pulled hamstring hurt for?

Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeff Kindred
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
9 years in practice
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Where do you feel a pulled hamstring?

Dr. Jeff Kindred
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
9 years in practice
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
11 years in practice
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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
11 years in practice
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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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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

Dr. Michael Bolesta
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
35 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
37 years in practice
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What can be done for a pulled hamstring?

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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How can I heal a pulled hamstring.?

Dr. Kourosh Shamlou
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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See below: rest, physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications. If it does not improve, then you will need an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
24 years in practice
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Had a pulled hamstring for a while and once that completely healed i now feel this like ball/growth thingy on my hamstring....Is that normal?

Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
24 years in practice
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Had a pulled hamstring for a while and once that completely healed i now feel this like ball/growth thingy on my hamstring....Is that normal?

Hamstring: Sounds like you might have had a partial tear of your tendon with secondary scaring. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
21 years in practice
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How is a pulled hamstring treated?

Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
21 years in practice
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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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