health treatments


Question by  Artie (5)

What is the right treatment for a pulled hamstring?


Answer by  jalucia (936)

Within 48 hours of injury one should use some combination of the following: cold therapy(rest, ice, compress, elevate), a compression bandage to minimize intra muscular bleeding, mobilization of the injured lowered limb in a pain free manner (stretching, strengthening) and consultation of a sports injury specialist. In the future prevent hamstring injury by performing a proper warm up.


Answer by  ddaguno (123)

The initial treatment for pulled hamstrings is "RICE," which is rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You can also apply deep massage to stimulate healing and help reduce swelling. If the injury is severe, then it is advisable to see a physical therapist for treatment.


Answer by  cherry (102)

A pulled hamstring can be treated primarily by resting it and refraining from rigorous activities such as sports. One can also place ice during the first three days. Afterwhich, it needs to be strengthened to prevent recurrence. It can be strengthened by knee flexion with weights or resistance. It After three days, warm compress can be used.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

The best way to treat a pulled hamstring is to do light stretching exercises. For the pain, Ibuprofen, is good to take.


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

Treatment should start as soon as possible after the injury, the quicker the better. Use ice to help keep inflammation down. Use compression, in other words wrap the leg, to keep internal bleeding into the muscles to a minimum. Start rehab as soon as possible, lots of stretching and strengthening exercises.

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