Hamstring injury

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  1. L7

    L7 Mr Negativity

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    So I pulled my my hamstring back in early February(well, I was running sprints and it popped and I couldn't really walk afterward). While I can now walk, jog, and lift now, it doesn't feel 100%. I can still feel a hint of pain deep in the muscle if I flex it and it feels tight on good mornings and similar movements.

    Does my diagnosis of a pulled hammy sound right? How long do these usually take to heal?
     
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    Sounds right to me.

    My dad pulled his hamstring in college and now (50 yrs old) he is still having problems with it.
     
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    oh, your right. I didn't read what the guy was saying correctly. He did tear it.
     
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    yeah, he has been lifting his whole life and he said that he just has to be really careful on leg stuff. He said he tore it on a deep squat.
     
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    pulled muscles of that size usually heal withing 4 weeks, maybe longer

    you need to rest it, and ice it (10 minutes every other hour: if you have time)
    after it heals, do some stretches so that it doesn't go into a contracture phase.

    but i'd go see a doctor just to get it checked out to make sure you haven't torn it
     
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    L7 Mr Negativity

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    I know it's not torn because I can run on it. It only really makes me nervous on deadlifts.

    I'd go to a doctor but lack of insurance owns me.
     
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    okay, i'm dumb, i just saw that you had the injury back in february...

    just stretch before any type of exercise. and if you put a hotpack on within one hour of any exercise to that muscle, you should be okay

    if you can, a massage would help; preferrably one that goes with the fibers of the muscle. basically, from the back or the knee up to the glutes/groin area.

    the pain should ease up
     
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