Biceps Femoris Strain Treatment
Treatment for a hamstring strain usually includes rest, cold compresses, crutches, elevation, and an elastic wrap. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed for pain. Other measures include physical therapy and muscle stretching exercises.
Treatment for a hamstring strain includes:
- Elastic wrap
- Cold compresses
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times per day
- Warm compresses:
- Do not use in the first 3 days following the injury.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Muscle stretching exercises for hamstring strain
- Massage therapy for hamstring strain
- Physical therapy for hamstring strain
Biceps Femoris Strain Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a hamstring strain.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this injury again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Biceps Femoris Strain Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hamstring strain:
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