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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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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

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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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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How can I heal a pulled hamstring.?

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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How can I treat a pulled hamstring?

How can I treat a pulled hamstring?

Rest: crutches,rest, ice. when improves can start PT with stretching and strengthening. can resume sports when completely asymptomatic. should take about 6 weeks until full activity ...Read more

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What to do about a pulled hamstring?

What to do about a pulled hamstring?

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

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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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How can you wrap up pulled hamstring?

How can you wrap up 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

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Can icy hot work for a pulled hamstring?

Can icy hot work for a pulled hamstring?

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