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8/14/09 11:07 PM
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last week i thought i just pulled my hamstring however, after about two days, the lower half of my hamstring all the way to the top of my calf are a shade of purple that is not yet known to civilization. Anybody have experience with this or perhaps what to do to be back in action?

any help would be much appreciated
8/27/09 1:38 AM
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My first thought was: Get it checked out properly. Find out how much damage was done before you start anything.

What is your current status? Any improvement?

Jason Erickson
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8/27/09 7:35 PM
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Hello Mr. Erickson thank you very much for the response. Saw a specialist on Monday and he informed me that no tendon/ ligament damage however, my hamstring is torn (big heavy bruise from mid hamstring all the way down to my calf). We won't know the severity of the tear until we see the results from the MRI that they are yet to schedule me for. Went to the ER the previous week and they put me in a splint. Nevertheless, the specialist wasn't able to see me for an entire week and told me that the splint did more harm that good. Was told to step down on my leg with crutches and since the removal of the splint i have gradually been getting better with increased mobility as the days progress.
8/30/09 2:29 AM
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Your "hamstrings" are a group of three muscles: biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus. Are all three torn, or just one, or two? Which ones? What is the extent of the tear(s)?

Those are questions you want to ask, as the answers will impact your recovery. Have your health pros write it all down and provide you with a DVD-ROM containing the medical images. This will enable you to more easily work with your rehab people.

Following a tear, there is always scar tissue. You need to focus on regaining your pain free range of motion as soon as possible so that the injured tissues are better able to handle strengthening. A good bodyworker familiar with sports injuries and scar tissue might be a great help to you.

Good luck with your recovery!

Jason Erickson
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8/30/09 5:14 PM
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thank you for the advice! it will be extreamly helpful next time i see my doctor. i didn't realize how much went into healing as i have only had slight muscle pull in the past. thank you again for you time and advice

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