Pulled Hamstring Medication in Garden City, MI
The hamstrings are a set of muscles in the back of the thigh that allow the leg to bend and move. When this group of muscles is overworked without stretching or rest, they can become strained or torn, resulting in a pulled hamstring. At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we can help, offering pulled hamstring medication for those suffering.
Like a sprained ankle, a previously injured hamstring is easier to damage a second time. Proper treatment after a first-time injury can greatly reduce the chances of it happening again.
Causes and Symptoms
Athletes are most likely to pull a hamstring, with those who are newly active also at risk. Some things such as overly tight quadriceps (the muscle at the front of the thigh), weak glutes, and not stretching enough can all cause strained hamstrings. Knowing the source of your injury can help your chiropractor treat you, and help you prevent the injury from occurring again.
Pulled hamstrings usually present as severe pain at the moment of injury. Sometimes there’s a snapping or popping feeling accompanying it. Pain may be in the back of the thigh and up into the buttock when straightening the leg, walking, or bending over. Tenderness and bruising can occur in many circumstances.
The pain can be moderate to severe. A mild strain would be painful, but it could still be possible to walk with it. A severe strain could be nearly impossible to walk on, requiring crutches and immediate attention.
Getting chiropractic treatment can speed up your recovery and can more accurately target the precise areas that were damaged. Pulled hamstring medication can help relieve pressure on the surrounding tissue and nerves. Thus, this treatment can correct any resulting damage to the lower back and spine.
If necessary, the doctors at Michigan Chiropractic Specialists can even perform ultrasounds and elective muscle stimulation to help reduce scar tissue and restore muscle tone.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.