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What To Do For A Strained Hamstring
Strained back: Michael: strained muscles usually heal with time (few days to 2-3 weeks). Initially, get some pain relief with acetaminophen (tylenol), and start physical therapy. Some people find short-term benefit with ice packs (apply a frozen bag of corn wrapped in a tea towel to the affected area) or moist heat. Long-term, back education and back strengthening are v. good preventative strategies. Nisha ...Read more
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
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
First of all he'll: Help with diagnosing it as a minor injury and then advise you. ...Read more
Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! http://www.spine-health.com/blog/10-lesser-known-tips-easing-neck-pain. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neck-pain/ds00542. ...Read more
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
See shoulder surgeon: First step to treatment is correct diagnosis. Initial treatment is rest, stretching exercises to prevent stiffness, nsaids, ice. If no help, and symptoms persist more than 2-3 weeks, see a shoulder specialist. A history and physical exam is performed, and x-ray is done. If rotator cuff tear is suspected, additional imaging (mri or ultrasound) may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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