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Doctor insights on: What Can You Do For A Pulled Hamstring

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Whats the most effective treatment 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 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

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Need advice on what is the the best treatment for a pulled hamstring?

Need advice on what is the the best treatment for a pulled hamstring?

With PT: Get supervised physical therapy to get the quickest & maximum results. Heed your orthopod's advice. Pain meds like nsaids pills &/or ointments to rub are helpful. Ice initially & after heat after 3- days help. Follow your pt's advise as well. ...Read more

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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