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Dr. David Trettin answered:

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

6 wks

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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!
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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

How long should a pulled hamstring hurt for?

3 months at least

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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.
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What are strained and pulled hamstring?

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Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn.
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Dr. Tal David answered:

Which excercises for a pulled hamstring are considered effective?

Hamstring exercises

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Gentle range of motion such as a stationary bike can be helpful. Stretching exercises to regain motion and prevent scarring within the muscle as also helpful
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How is a pulled hamstring treated?

Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy is the mainstay of treating a pulled or strained hamstring. Expect about 3-4wks for it to heal.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

What works in taking care of a pulled hamstring?

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injury start RICE (rest, ice, Compression with a wrap, & Elevation) to rest the affected area. Nsaids, eg, Ibuprofen can help pain & swelling. Gentle massage/stretching exercises within limits of discomfort, then gradually increase frequency and range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Heat after 3-5 days helps. Pain meds (creams), eg Bengay (or others) can be helpful. Increase activity slowly.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Is there a way to help a pulled hamstring?

For a new/recent

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injury start RICE (rest, ice, Compression with a wrap, & Elevation) to rest the affected area. Nsaids, eg, Ibuprofen can help pain & swelling. Gentle massage/stretching exercises within limits of discomfort, then gradually increase frequency and range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Heat after 3-5 days helps. Pain meds (creams), eg Bengay (or others) can be helpful. Increase activity slowly.
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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs answered:

How to tell if I have a pulled hamstring or something else?

Tenderness

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Tenderness to the back of your leg between your hip and knee is a good sensitive test to help diagnosis a hamstring strain. Second, bend your knee against resistence to activate your hamstring muscle. If this produces pain it helps varify the injury. Other problems will also cause pain in this area.
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Dr. Jeff Kindred answered:

Where do you feel a pulled hamstring?

Back of your thigh

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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.
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How do a strained and pulled hamstring differ?

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