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I've pulled a hamstring recently. (Three weeks ago) It

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I've pulled a hamstring recently. (Three weeks ago) It barely effects my day to day, other than causing a dull ache when resting. I was alternating painkillers, but most days do without. Is there anything specific I should do to assist the healing process?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

there are three phases of hamstring injury and till 3 weeks you have the subacute phase where the inflammation subsides and that is why you do not need any painkillers.

After 3 weeks remodeling phase starts and here the help of a physical therapist is very useful as they can help you strengthen the muscles using particular exercises.

To decrease pain, icing and TENS that is trans cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is helpful.Physiotherapists administer TENS.

This is my initial answer.Please reply if you need any clarification.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for your advice
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 11 months ago.

Thanks

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