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Medical Library – Hamstring Strains Treatment and Resources

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Shoulder

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Elbow

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Hip

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Knee

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Leg

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OVERVIEW

Hamstring Strains

A strain is a small tear in a muscle. Hamstring strains are most commonly caused by rapid acceleration when running or cutting. You may feel a slight pulling or pop in your back of the thigh. There may be pain, swelling and inability to run. The treatment options include rest, ice and compression, elevation, as well as physical therapy.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
RESOURCES

ACL PREVENTION PROGRAM
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Cupping
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DRY NEEDLING
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FALL PREVENTION
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FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN
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Hand Therapy
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STRETCH THERAPY
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LASER THERAPY
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MASSAGE THERAPY
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
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Pediatric Therapy
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PHYSICAL THERAPY
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VESTIBULAR THERAPY
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