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Doctor insights on: What To Do When You Pull Your Hamstring

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What should you do and not do when you pull your hamstring?

What should you do and not do when you pull your hamstring?

Let it heal: The problem with many of these hamstring injuries is that people return to activity and sports before they are fully healed. A significant injury may take 4-6 weeks to heal the initial treatment is ice, rest and nsaids. You need to gradually return to sports as jogging will be much easier than sprinting.. In general, don't do anything that causes pain in the affected area. Many of these recur. ...Read more

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Is popping your leg back into place a normal thing to do when you pull your hamstring?

Is popping your leg back into place a normal thing to do when you pull your hamstring?

No: If this is a persistent issue that is easy to pop back in place then the problem is worse and should be seen by a dr... ...Read more

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What are strained and pulled hamstring?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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