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What Is The Best Way To Rehab A Hamstring
Rest, gradual return: A torn muscle needs time to heal, and should be rested for at least 2 weeks. After that, be gentle - very slowly begin gentle stretches and low impact exercises. It is very easy to re-injure the muscle if you overdo it! a significant tear in the muscle will take 6-8 weeks before you can get back to a strenuous level of activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradually: Recommendations vary, and there is little comparison of outcomes of different methods. Common rehab recommendations include multi-directional movements, increasing trunk stability, agility training, hamstring resistance training, and careful stationary stretching. Progress should be gradual. A highly detailed plan can be found in the appendix here: http://aging.Wisc.Edu/pdfs/2426.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hamstring Exercises: Here is a link from my blog. Dr blake http://youtu.Be/kefpjamwetq. ...Read more
I have a hamstring tendon avulsion. I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?
Suggestions: Hs strains can be tricky to overcome. To keep your overall fitness during recovery then consider upper body core circuit training. Depending on your stage of recovery you also may be able to walk, swim, bike (low resistance). In relation to your lower body gradually return to activity... Control pain regain motion/ strength/ and endurance over time. If pain persists consult an orthopedic physician. ...Read more
My 32 yo husband strained his hamstring (back of leg) after working out. What's the best way to speed up healing? He walks around ok.
Avoid reinjury: Hamstring strains are seen commonly in orthopedic sports medicine. Unfortunately their treatment hasn't changed much in the last 20 years( unless u r an elite athlete w/ a severe proximal avulsion type injury). Healing generally takes a full 6 wks. Immediate ice; nsaids, and rest are mainstay of tx. Avoiding re-injury and prolonging the time for healing are paramount. ...Read more
Strengthening: Allow several days of relative rest after an injury, then gradually and progressively strengthen the muscles that form the rotator cuff. These muscles are those that turn your forearm in and out when your elbow is held in a fixed location. Elastic bands are very useful for this type of rehab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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