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I injured my right hamstring by lifting a 55 pound bag of…

Ok. I injured my right...
Ok. I injured my right hamstring by lifting a 55 pound bag of dog food. The pain started from behind my knee all the way up to the insertion at the hip. It is so painful I can hardly walk or sit.
What do you think I did to it?
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Any swelling or bruising?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it's very swollen but no bruising yet. A few years ago I tore my left hamstring from the proximal insertion. It feels like that injury. When it first happened I couldn't move for about a minute and a half.

Sounds like a major pull then

For now, of course, there's ice, rest and ibuprofen

But it sounds to me like you need to get it checked out with an MRI to see if there's been an insertion tear

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
That's what I thought. I'm allergic to NSAIDs. What else would you suggest for inflammation?

Topical capsaicin cream and Ice and extra strength tylenol

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay will do. I will see my orthopedic doctor about an MRI.
Thank you for your help.
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