Treatment of a hamstring tear involves home care measures including resting the leg, icing the leg, compressing the leg using a bandage, raising the leg when lying or sitting down, using anti-inflammatory medications and... More »

Pain in the hamstring, which is a muscle group in the back of the thigh, can be caused by a sudden, sharp movement that stretches the hamstring, according to WebMD. Hamstring injuries range from mild to severe. A severe ... More »

The healing time for hamstring injuries varies greatly and depends on the severity of the injury, according to NHS Choices. If the hamstring is simply pulled or strained, it may heal completely in a few days. However, mo... More »

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Symptoms of a hamstring tear include a sudden and sharp pain in the back of the thigh, according to Mayo Clinic. The athlete may hear a popping sound. The area may swell or feel tender in a couple of hours. More »