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Should You Stretch A Pulled Hamstring
Immediately : Light stretching immediately after muscle injury is recommended. ...Read more
First of all he'll: Help with diagnosing it as a minor injury and then advise you. ...Read more
I am wondering if you can overstretch muscles or tendons inside your knee from doing a quad stretch? I just had surgery to remove torn cartilage
Possible: Yes, generally it is possible to overstretch. The likelihood you ripped the repair is probably low, and it would also depend on which piece of cartilage. Did you have cartilage removed or repaired? If the cartilage was removed, there's nothing to worry about but if was torn and your surgeon repaired it, I would make a quick phone call to their office to let them know what happened. Hope this helps ...Read more
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
How does one do a hamstring strecth? Would a tight hamstring cause your knee to slip out of place?
Yes: The hamstring contracts to flex the knee and to extend the hip. It also contracts when slowing the leg down. So, yes, one may pull a hamstring during kicking. ...Read more
Calf muscle: This cannot be diagnosed on a computer . See your physician( podiatrist , orthopedist , family doc ) for an evaluation ...Read more
Possibly: It's relatively rare to "pull" the biceps muscle. Strains or tears of the biceps tendons are more likely. The biceps tendons may be injured near the shoulder or near the attachment just past the elbow. The distal tendon injury (past the elbow) often needs urgent evaluation with an orthopedic specialist because surgery is often required to restore adequate strength with turning the forearm. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is possible to do squats with a strained hamstring, but it may be painful as the hamstring is also used to perform a squat. I would recommend allowing the hamstring to heal prior to doing squats or else you may have prolonged pain. ...Read more
What should I do to help a partial rectus femoris muscle tear heal? Should I see a doctor about this?
Rectus femoris: This really depends on what issues are arising. This muscle is involved with flexing the thigh at the hip and extending the leg at the knee. If those functions are still maintained then surgery is not needed. If its a partial tear confirmed on testing then you may want to consider Stem Cell/PRP injection into the tear. ...Read more
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