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Right Hamstring Hurts
Hamstring saga: Dapending on the degree of your initial strain, the type of rehabilitation you had, and what type of sport you are involved in, hamstrings can take forever to heal. Avg professional dancer doesn't feel "normal" for 9-12 months. Runners- less time. Rehab includes core re-training-deep tissue massage/acupuncture helpful for improving blood flow to region. See physician to rule out other complication. ...Read more
What is the 'hurt? ': 'hurt' can be anything from a direct hit causing a contusion or bruise, to a strain of the muscle, to a tendon injury (connects muscle to bone). And any of these can be mild, moderate, severe, or even a complete muscle rupture. Need a sports medicine/orthopedist to diagnose, to get specific DX and management. In general with musculoskeletal injuries, pain means back off and check it out. ...Read more
Maybe straining back:
You may need to work on stretching for
both you hamstrings and lower back.
If you are stretching one and the other
is still tight, you might strain the other.
It is important to do the stretching on
a regular basis and I believe it is best
to stretch after warming up for awhile. ...Read more
I hurt my hamstring 9 mos ago doing yoga and took a while off but still can't go back, what's going on?
Healing with scar...: It is not uncommon for hamstring and other muscle injuries to lead to chronic problems. Muscle injuries initially heal with scar tissue. Without proper stretching and strengthening rehab exercises the injury can heal in a stiffened and weakened state and lead to chronic stiffness and risk for re-injury. You should see a doctor for further evaluation to rule out more serious injury and guide rehab. ...Read more
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
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
Patella femoral: If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more
I can jog it off and my abs don't get sore, but the moment my hamstrings have to do anything, they hurt?
Jogging requires use: Of Ur hamstrings. If they R tight if U gradually increase Ur speed, they will loosen up. When U stop, they will B stiff & sore later. If tight, stretching them after Ur run not be4, they will gradually improve. If not seek a PT eval & a home exercise program. ...Read more
Stretch: Therapy, aggressive stretching, look for shoe inserts for your arch type. ...Read more
Depends: On how bad it is and if there are symptoms. Rest will help. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more
I had therapy for a hamstring injury a few years back. It comes back here and there. Right now it hurts and I limp. How can I get rid of this for good?
Rehab: Sounds like you may have reinjured this. See an orthopedist to make sure of what is going on and they can recommend further management and rehab if necessary. Don't fool with this yourself without some professional input. ...Read more
Why does my hamstring hurt? The pain itself is pinpoint and random. It lasts for a few seconds, occurs while I'm stationary and only in my left leg. While not severe, it is distracting, especially while I'm at work. There are no marks, swelling or redness
You: You could have a tendonitis of the muscle attachment. This is usually relieved with medications such as advil, (ibuprofen) stretching, or physical therapy. The worst thing that could cause leg pain is a blood clot however, so if you had pain, swelling, or new symptoms then please be seen for a leg ultrasound. ...Read more
Is deep tissue massage better than physical therapy for a hurt hamstring and the gluteus maximus? ?
Back of leg above the knee hurts when straightening /standing. I can walk /bear weight after a minute. Thoughts on what it is? Hamstring?
Possible hamstring strain.
could be a Baker's cyst. ...Read more
Pain in hamstring area whenever I move, even small movements like curling toes down hurts, not bad pain but kinda sharp, don't know what I did?
13. I overstretch my hamstring on left leg a week ago in track and field and now although it doesn't hurt anymore, I can not stand up straight on it?
Hamstring strain: This could just be hamstring tightness but it also could be something more serious such as a stress fracture. You should be evaluated by a sports medicine or orthopedic physician If it is just hamstring tightness a simple stretching program could significantly improve your symptoms ...Read more
During a heavy set of squats I felt that a muscle near the top of my hamstring started to hurt. I took a two week break, still hurts. What can it be?
Muscle strain: Likely a tear in the muscle fibers that connect the achilles tendon to the calf muscle. Occurs when muscle strained beyond its limits, esp if not stretching and warming up carefully, or accelerating weight increases too fast. Can take long time to heal. Physical therapy, stretching, rest are commonly used. ...Read more
Lots of weeding garden yesterday and both of my hamstrings are really sore. Could I have pulled both or just hurting from the movements? Walking hurts
I do hurdles. I fell & I really hurt my hamstring. Softball size bruise in middle of thigh. Should I be worried? It's senior year & I have a scholarsh
First you must ice I: The first 24 hours are critical. You must first ice it on and off every 20 minutes or so. Take an ibuprofen or advil for pain. Do not take tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. You need an advil or ibuprofen. You need to rest it and talk it over with your coach to better assess your plan for a comeback. Injuries happen to athletes all the time. So you w ill e alright ...Read more
I pulled my hamstring while playing basketball. It has been 5 days. It still hurts when I stretch. I have been applying ice/heat combo. It becomes really hard to sleep at night due to the pain.
Need ultrasound: You have probably torn your hamstring. Most muscle injuries are strain injuries where you pull the muscle when you stretch too far too fast. Full or partial thickness tears take longer to heal and are more painful. An ultrasound will determine what the injury is but you will probably benefit from physiotherapy if conservative measures aren't working. ...Read more
Hip pain, in outside hamstring below butt, and outside of hip. Since I dance a lot, doing certain moves, (kicks, turns, and jumps) hurt really bad. I know I injured it doing a kick tilted over, I hyper extended my supporting leg and pushed out my hip, and
I: I agree with dr. Kessous. You should start with relative rest, ice and some over the counter antiinflammatories. However, given that you are a dancer, and age 15, you could have easily pulled a tendon off the bone, possibly even pulling a small piece of bone with it. If conservative measures with rest, ice and anti-inflammatories doesn't allow you to return to dancing, then you should see a sports medicine specialist to get the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Entire knee hurts, side, inside, behind. Landed with all weight on foot and wrenched knee on numerous occasions. Can this cause swollen hamstring?
I have tightness on the side of my hamstring and my calf that runs down the length of my leg it hurts when I walk and I have a limp what should I do?
Ok I am a high school track runner and have hamstring pain every time when I run full speed it hurts but when I jog I'm fine I have had it for 4 weeks?
Pain in the hamstring area of my right leg. The more I walk on it the worse it hurts. Feels like the tendon is tight. What could it be only sleep help?
Refer to answer: Please see your pcp to check your back for scitica. ...Read more
27 year old athlete with sciatica? I'm a 27 year old athlete that has been dealing with some hamstring pain and what I believe might be sciatica for a few months. After some rest and physical therapy the hamstring has felt better, although it still hurts
Presacral plexus: Chronic sciatica in a late 20's female is often found in association with an hypermobile sacroiliac joint, which can result from acute mechanical trauma, childbirth, and/or joint hypermobility syndrome. Chronic sciatica probably derives from impingement of the presacral plexus, the "headwaters" region of the sciatic nerve. The presacral plexus overlies the ventral aspect of the sacroiliac joint. ...Read more