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Measures to cure a pulled hamstring - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I think I pulled my hamstring on my left leg. It use to hurt when I sat down on the buttocks and about half way down my leg it hurts as well. Also, when I try to run full speed i feel a pop a little bit by my knee on the inside. What should I do?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hi,
User :   ^^
User :   Question is above.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me tell you what you can do
User :   alright
Doctor :   1) Use Cold Therapy (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) technique
Doctor :   2) Use a compression bandage
User :   ok
Doctor :   3) you need to give it rest and not exert
User :   what exactly is that popping feeling?
Doctor :   the only sure shot way to find out the extent of injury would be getting an MRI done
User :   oh
User :   see ive been playing football on it for about 2 months
User :   is that bad?
Doctor :   You have to give it rest
Doctor :   thats important
User :   ok
User :   will it ever be the same?
Doctor :   yes it will be
Doctor :   it can be cured
Doctor :   with rest and physical therapy
User :   how long do you think itll take?
Doctor :   but you need an MRI for THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE
User :   just a guess
Doctor :   it can take months
User :   ok ok
User :   Alright thank you.
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   have a good day
User :   you
User :   to
Doctor :   bye
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