What to do when u pull your hamstring?

Let’s face it – pulling a hamstring is the worst. Not only does it hurt like hell, but it also means you have to spend some time off your feet. But fear not! There are several things you can do when you pull your hamstring to help speed up the recovery process and get back on track.

Take It Easy

First and foremost, take some time off your feet. Yes, we know how hard it might be for someone like us who moves at lightning-speed all day long, but trust us! Your bed or couch offers an extremely comfy alternative till then.

Don’t try walking or running around if your hamstring hurts – this will only aggravate the injury. Instead, sit down and elevate that affected leg with something soft so that blood flow is maintained in that region.

Pro Tip: Netflix binge-watching pairs very nicely with ice packs!

Apply Ice Packs

Applying ice directly over the injured area helps reduce inflammation while simultaneously providing pain relief. Freeze two cups of water in plastic bags overnight; wrap them inside towels so they’re comfortable enough then place them onto both upper thighs (heating pads work well too), keeping chilled temperatures rolling continuously every 20 minutes on/10 minutes off until soreness abates entirely within daysmaximum^.

Note: “Hot/Cold Therapy” care still has contested opinions among professionals^ , however given its commonality across practice areas & athlete preferences(who knows better than someone whose career depends on their acing their physicality?), here we listed options involving applying cold treatments/measures where possible/relevant.

Area                                    |    Time Period
Apply Cold                             |     Up to 2 Days
Take Breaks From Cold Application   | Every :red_circle:30 Minutes 
Repeat Cycle While Sore                |         As Needed


Next, it’s time to support that precious hamstring. Consider wrapping an elastic bandage around the injury site for compression-it’s like an all-day hug- but really, covers swelling and aids in controlling inflammation^. Plus :red_circle:bonus points! It keeps your wound covered so you don’t feel exposed or insecure when engaging with others.

Pro-Tip: “Don’t fit into dresses as strikingly anymore?” Thigh-high stockings are adequate substitutes whilst still offering similar solutions (Not to mention a fresh sassy palette of colours).

In cases where crutches may not be available/ideal , Try walking with very small steps by relying mostly on the good leg while hopping gently on the affected one – this promotes blood flow which ultimately assists healing ^^.

Take Care With Medications

Popping pills is probably everyone’s first call but look at us now, huh? So grown up and cautious about what we put in our bodies; but if needed”over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen”+are recommended because they can reduce pain and swelling +$\tiny($. In addition, low-dosage tablets^6 would do just fine too(preferably before meals)^.

When                       |   Individuals                                                                                                   
Avoid Taking               |    First 48 Hours                         
Dosages                     |      20 ~24 Hours Apart                
Intake                      |          Only If Necessarily^^        

However if natural remedies are more your thing , Epsom salt baths come highly recommended for any kind of muscle strains

After all there is always more than one way to solve a problem!

All-Natural Ideas For Recovery

While western medicine boasts its impressive benefits & heights, some prefer taking fewer trips down that avenue. Below we’ll list common homeopathic remedies that may come in handy:

  1. Turmeric: a culinary spice with potential therapeutic effects (subject to individual tolerance and preference), it has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties%^[A.C. Tomé-Carneiro et al., 2012]^.

Tip : Add the spice into your food or pare it down to supps for easier ingestion.

  1. Ginger Tea

Ginger has long since been hailed as natural panacea due its potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory property . These qualities make it possible solution to many illnesses^+.

Slice fresh ginger into thin pieces 
Add them into boiling water
Let steep twice [once after first heating , Take off warmth before medley/as much water left]
Make adjustments using honey,powdered lemon etc.

3.Herbal Salves

Get yourself an herbal-tincture infused ointment(Please choose something reliable -nobody wants anything dubious on/in their skin) and apply over affected area~(Take caution not to use on open wounds). This should show visible results albeit more slowly but can also offer some relaxation & healing support amidst tough times #wellnessgoals.

Physical Therapy And Chiropractic Care

Depending on the severity of your injury, you might want co-opt special care with help from following influencers:

  • Physical therapist- Someone who specialises rehabilitating injuries/movement disorders through exercises/stretches-prescribed uniquely keeping each person’s situation/topology + strengthening activities in mind^(always find someone certified & recommended).

    Pro-Tip: If $$’s tight/not available just yet_?$$ Explore free resources online like Yoga Matts,Wii games or Exercise apps allowing personalisation at a fraction of cost^-& Can’t beat that right?

  • Chiropractor- A qualified professional who focuses around the your body’s alignment and movement disorders (hips aligning correctly /realignment) .

Pro-Tip:With skeptics in the audience, we urge people to listen & understand their bodies first. In any situation always check credentials first’^’! Once verified , feel free to disclose all symptoms(physical/metal/emotional)- Is recommended that one discusses all aspects of themselves prior embarking on wholesome recovery regimen.


As they say, prevention is better than cure ♥. Keep your hamstrings intact by:

1.Warming up properly before engaging in physical activities; for example taking a nice/easy jog around the field or practicing simple stretches pre-workout^. This helps avoid potential shock or harm being caused fast onto an inevitably cold muscle – OUCH!

2.Building leg strength with targeted exercises like squats,lunges etc.(Which would be best advised under personal trainer/work with fitness routine familiarised persons).& adhering proper posture whilst sitting/standing amongst other healthy weight management practices~ so-called “Hip extension” techniques aims at reducing strain #pearshapeisntlethal %%%%

3.Try not overdoing it(in fact build-up gradually) when working out until both you as a novice and anatomy/system become better acclimated.

Overall,it’s important to listen to one’s own feelings/pain/subtleties while giving ample time/nurturing/support from others(a friend/family member.frat-house brother may come handy here )!. After all according to Chinese philosophy “One finger cannot lift pebble”…or maybe don’t lean too hard into that whole thing^Kidding! but sharing ones pain always does help move towards healing (&where else do you get endless pampering + attention ehh?)