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How can you tell the difference between hamstring pull and strained hamstring?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

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A pulled hamstring is a common term that refers to a strain of one or more of the hamstring muscles.
When a hamstring muscle is pulled, the muscle fibers are abruptly stretched. Depending on the severity of the strain injury, the muscle can actually tear and many people can hear and feel an audible "pop" when the muscle is damaged.

In brief: Let me explain

A pulled hamstring is a common term that refers to a strain of one or more of the hamstring muscles.
When a hamstring muscle is pulled, the muscle fibers are abruptly stretched. Depending on the severity of the strain injury, the muscle can actually tear and many people can hear and feel an audible "pop" when the muscle is damaged.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Pulled muscle

They are synonymous, i.E, they mean the same condition.

In brief: Pulled muscle

They are synonymous, i.E, they mean the same condition.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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