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What To 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
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
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
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
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
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