Pulled Hamstring: A Pain Real Pain in the Leg!
Pulled Hamstring Treatment
The initial treatment of a pulled hamstring is RICE
- compression, and
Compression is especially important to try to minimize swelling and bleeding into the muscle. By initially resting the muscle, the amount of spasm and scarring can be minimized. Ultimately, the leg needs to move, and walking has to be accomplished. The job of the health care practitioner, physical therapist, or chiropractor, is to balance muscle healing with range of motion and flexibility to heal the injury. A variety of treatment options can be used to help heal the muscle such as stretching, massage, therapeutic ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.