Common treatments for a pulled tendon in the leg include the RICE method, immobilization, physical therapy or surgery, explains the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. The RICE method involves rest, ice, compression and elevation.
Taking pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin help reduce the pain and inflammation caused by the pulled tendon, according to Drugs.com. Depending on the severity of the pulled tendon, it may need a cast to prevent mobilization of the injury so it can heal, followed by physical therapy, notes the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Surgery usually only occurs if the pulled tendon in the leg is so severe that it has pulled away from the bone. When that happens, surgery requires reattaching the bone to the hamstring muscle, reports the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.