Top
30
Doctor insights on: Should You Stretch A Pulled Hamstring

Share
1

1
How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring?

How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring?

Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc,. Pt with ultrasound will greatly improve as they can supervise the progress and catch problems earlier on, if any. ...Read more

3

3
How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc,. Pt with ultrasound will greatly improve as they can supervise the progress and catch problems earlier on, if any. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
How can I heal a pulled hamstring.?

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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
What can be done for a pulled hamstring?

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

13

13
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 a nsaid, if you can take such. ...Read more

14

14
Help, what to do about a pulled hamstring?

Help, what to do about a pulled hamstring?

Time: If, as u say, u have sustained a hamstring strain, then immediate rice is appropriate. Taking a NSAID for a few days after the initial bleeding and swelling has ceased can help. Some physicians who see many of these injuries in athletes prefer a steroid for a week(like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak). Most importantly is rest and avoiding re- injury. Refrain from returning to sports before u have healed! Gl! ...Read more

15

15
Is there a way to help a pulled hamstring?

Is there a way to help a pulled hamstring?

For a new/recent : 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. ...Read more

16

16
Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

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

17

17
How long should a pulled hamstring hurt for?

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

18

18
What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened strides and partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be helpful for preventing hamstring injuries. ...Read more

19

19
What works in taking care of a pulled hamstring?

What works in taking care of a pulled hamstring?

For a new/recent : 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. ...Read more

20

20
On average, how long will a pulled hamstring last?

On average, how long will a pulled hamstring last?

Depends on factors:: Like severity of the injury, treatment protocol & how well is it followed, & whether a supervised pt is done or not?
Your orthopod can best advise you. ...Read more

21

21
What home remedies can I do for a pulled hamstring?

What home remedies can I do for a pulled hamstring?

No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking on it with partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be especially helpful for preventing first time or repeat injuries. ...Read more

22

22
How can you recover faster from a pulled hamstring?

How can you recover faster from a pulled hamstring?

As advised by your : Doc; 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. ...Read more

23

23
Which work outs should I do with a pulled hamstring?

Which work outs should I do with a pulled hamstring?

Light leg exercises: After a pulled hamstring, light leg exercises are encouraged. Riding a stationary bike may be the best exercise. Non-weightbearing exercises like swimming are a good alternative to weightbearing ones. ...Read more

24

24
Can you tell me how dangerous is my pulled hamstring?

Can you tell me how dangerous is my pulled hamstring?

Hamstring injuries: Are not typically dangerous. Most heal in time but can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. Treatment is relative rest, strengthening, stretching, and NSAIDs. Stay away from explosive sports and running initially ...Read more

25

25
How long should I take off work for a pulled hamstring?

How long should I take off work for a pulled hamstring?

Depends: Depends on what kind of work and how bad the pull is. In general muscle strains take about 6 weeks to heal. If one can walk with crutches, and does a sedentary job, only a few days off may be needed. If job is manual labor expect to take off 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

26

26
How to tell if I have a pulled hamstring or something else?

Tenderness : 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. ...Read more

27

27
Which excercises for a pulled hamstring are considered effective?

Hamstring exercises: 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. ...Read more

29

29
What to do about a pulled hamstring hubby is complaining that his hamstring hurts-wants to know what to do about it

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

30

30
What's the treatment for a 3 pulled hamstring?

What's the treatment for a 3 pulled hamstring?

Motrin: Ibuprofen or Motrin or Advil --- are good anti- inflammatory and help with pain too. Stretching exercises help too ...Read more