Treatment for torn hamstring
May 29, 2014 7:27 PM Subscribe
I tore my hamstring on Monday. Is physical therapy an option?
posted by falsedmitri to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
Its a small tear. I'm walking almost normally, going downstairs is a little challenging. I tore my hamstring on the other leg years ago and didn't get it treated and it was never the same, so I went to an orthopedist today to see if there was some physical therapy I could do. He verified that it was torn muscle, no ligament or tendon involved. He said that there was nothing to do but wait for it to heal, that any active attempts at healing would likely cause more damage. I was surprised to hear this. Do I go get a 2nd opinion?