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How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle ?

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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
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In brief: Gradually

Recommendations vary, and there is little comparison of outcomes of different methods.
Common rehab recommendations include multi-directional movements, increasing trunk stability, agility training, hamstring resistance training, and careful stationary stretching. Progress should be gradual. A highly detailed plan can be found in the appendix here: http://aging.Wisc.Edu/pdfs/2426.Pdf.

In brief: Gradually

Recommendations vary, and there is little comparison of outcomes of different methods.
Common rehab recommendations include multi-directional movements, increasing trunk stability, agility training, hamstring resistance training, and careful stationary stretching. Progress should be gradual. A highly detailed plan can be found in the appendix here: http://aging.Wisc.Edu/pdfs/2426.Pdf.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rest, ice, ibuprofen

For mild to moderate hamstring pulls, be sure to rest, ice initially after injury, take something like Ibuprofen for a few days.
Early movement and stretching of the leg is good (gentle flexion/extension of the knee up to the point where it starts to hurt - this is not the time to "push it". ) i like to give about 2-3 weeks, and if still no improvement, see your physican who can recommend pt.

In brief: Rest, ice, ibuprofen

For mild to moderate hamstring pulls, be sure to rest, ice initially after injury, take something like Ibuprofen for a few days.
Early movement and stretching of the leg is good (gentle flexion/extension of the knee up to the point where it starts to hurt - this is not the time to "push it". ) i like to give about 2-3 weeks, and if still no improvement, see your physican who can recommend pt.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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