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How to Treat Hamstring Injury?


Medical Treatment:
  • Rest - Avoid physical activity and rest your leg
  • Ice - hold a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel or cold packs for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours during the day (avoid apply ice to your skin directly)
  • Compression - Compress or bandage the thigh to limit any movement and swelling that may cause further damage
  • Elevation - Keep your leg raised and supported on a pillow
  • Short-term use of oral NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen tablets, can also help reduce swelling and inflammation (It is not suitable for everyone)
  • Take painkillers, such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) cream or paracetamol or gel - help relieve the pain
  • Avoiding exercise for too long can cause your hamstring muscles to shrink and scar tissue to form around the tear, but returning to strenuous exercise too quickly could make your injury worse
  • Most of the people need to avoid sports for at least a few weeks
  • Gentle hamstring stretches should be followed by a gentle exercise, like hamstring strengthening exercises, and cycling and walking