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Doctor insights on: What To Do With A Pulled Hamstring Muscle

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What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

Rest: Ice elevation compression gentle stretching and massage along with gentle active recovery. If still bothering you in a few days see an ortho doc. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

Calf muscle : Rest it. This is the best way for it to resolve itself. A walking boot can take some strain off of it. ...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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Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Probably NOT, See: an Orthopod to confirm the Dx and proper treatment started and then followed up to monitor your progress. You will be allowed to go back to sprinting once everything has healed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do squats with a pulled hamstring?

Is it possible to do squats with a pulled hamstring?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to do squats with a strained hamstring, but it may be painful as the hamstring is also used to perform a squat. I would recommend allowing the hamstring to heal prior to doing squats or else you may have prolonged pain. ...Read more

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How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc, . Pt with ultrasound will greatly improve as they can supervise the progress and catch problems earlier on, if any. ...Read more

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What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

Swimming: Rehab of a injured hamstring should be done with consultation of a physical therapist. These can be nagging prolonged injuries. Swimming is a choice for cardio curing rehab. Use pain as your guide. If it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more

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How do a strained and pulled hamstring differ?

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

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None: In the acute phase i would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages. ...Read more

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I have incredible muscle pain in trapezus muscle and levator scapulae muscle. I would like to get massage but need to know what kind??

I have incredible muscle pain in trapezus muscle and levator scapulae muscle. I would like to get massage but need to know what kind??

May need: I would start with a simple Swedish massage. Deep tissue may cause too much pain. You may need trigger point release also. Make sure u hydrate with water after a massage because Lactic Acid can build up and cause headaches and other issues. Also ice your back after the massage. ...Read more

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How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. If your doctor diagnose it as an tendonitis it can be treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication or steroids injections if indicated. ...Read more

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What can you do for a pulled muscle ?

What can you do for a pulled muscle ?

Heat, massage, tape: This depends on what muscle. In general, heat applications & massage will help to ease symptoms as can icing. Otc medication will help. Taping or strapping/bracing the area can help as well if done correctly. Gentle stretching & mobilization can help. If severe enough, modalities & treatment through a physical therapist will help as time to heal. Prevention of recurrence through stretching. ...Read more

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What do I do for a pulled flexor muscle?

RICE: No, don't eat the rice. Rest ice compress elevate. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

Careful stretching.: Avoid pull downs until it has healed. You can do curls, triceps and exercises with the upper arms close to the body. ...Read more

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What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to prevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once pain is tolerable, physical therapy is indicated to maximize return of motion and strength. If the mucle injured is the quadriceps (top of the thigh), immobilization in maximal flexion (knee bent) is indicated to limit stiffness. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

Which flexor muscle?: You have many flxor muscles, in both upper and lower extremity. Also do you have a complete or partial tear. Without this info, i cannot give recommendations. Please be specific and ask again! ...Read more

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