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How can I recover from a torn hamstring?
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Torn Hamstring
It depends on the severity.
In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 weeks. Typically surgery is not recommended and recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. However, if 2 of the 3 tendons are avulsed from the origin, early surgery to repair the tendon to the origin would be an option.

In brief: Torn Hamstring
It depends on the severity.
In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 weeks. Typically surgery is not recommended and recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. However, if 2 of the 3 tendons are avulsed from the origin, early surgery to repair the tendon to the origin would be an option.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Time stretch rehab
These injuries can take many months to recovery.
You need to consistently stretch, and then strengthen the hamstrings slowly. Do not return to hi impact sports until the pain is gone and your flexibility is back and you have built the muscle strength back.

In brief: Time stretch rehab
These injuries can take many months to recovery.
You need to consistently stretch, and then strengthen the hamstrings slowly. Do not return to hi impact sports until the pain is gone and your flexibility is back and you have built the muscle strength back.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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