Pulled Hamstring Topic Guide
Pulled Hamstring: A pulled hamstring is a strain of the hamstring muscle. A hamstring pull may be caused by walking, running, or even walking down steps. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness with possible bleeding and bruising. Treatment involves rest, icing the pull, compression with an Ace wrap, and elevating the injury. It may be necessary to avoid weight-bearing activities with the use of crutches.
Crutches Since antiquity humans have fashioned support devices to hold themselves up when they became sick or injured. Evidence of such devices dates to 2830 B.C. A crutch must do two things: reduce weight load on one of your legs and broaden your support base to improve your balance and stability.
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