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I pulled/popped my hamstring six months ago pulling a rug

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I pulled/popped my hamstring six months ago pulling a rug towards me with my heal to straighten it. Pop at top of thigh in back right below glutes. I'm not an athlete, am 63, and swim for exercise 2-3x week. It still hurts after sitting for over 10 minutes.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: since February. sitting makes it worse. sometimes walking uphill.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Chronic lumbar injury, degenerative disc disease, lumbar scoliosis, osteopenea. I have been swimming for almost a year, 30 minutes 2-3 wk. Have lost 40 lbs in last 1 1/2 years, bmi 28.9 now. I'm going on a few plane trips this summer and am afraid the sitting won't be tolerable. help.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

This is Dr. David

sounds like a tendon or ligament tear or strain or muscle tear.

you need to see a doctor for it and see if you need an ultrasound or MRI scan

you may benefit from muscle relaxers and physical therapy and stretching of that muscle to improve flexibility and strength and decrease pain.

massage therapy could help as well.

you may need to carry around a softer sitting cushion with you for a short time for now.

bengay creams could help on the area.

arnica creams like Traumeel on the area could help decrease pain for now.

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