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Your Pain in One Hamstring May Also be Known as:
Aches and pains in my left hamstring
Aches and pains in my one hamstring
Aches and pains in my right hamstring
Left hamstring ache
Left hamstring discomfort
Left hamstring hurts
Left hamstring pain
Left hamstring soreness
One hamstring ache
One hamstring discomfort

Top 2 Pain in One Hamstring Causes

  1. 1.Hamstring Strain

    A strain, commonly called a "pulled muscle," is when a muscle becomes overstretched and tears. A hamstring strain happens when one of the muscles on the back of the upper leg (thigh) is pulled.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own. A muscle strain can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and pain killers.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous back pain, hamstring tightness, sports injury, pain in the back of the knee, hamstring pain
    Symptoms that always occur with hamstring strain:
    hamstring pain
    Symptoms that never occur with hamstring strain:
    groin pain, hip pain, pain in the outside of the hip, difficulty moving the hip
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Hamstring Bruise

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises.

    You can treat this at home with R.I.C.E - rest (exercise as tolerated), ice (10-20 minutes at a time), compression (this is pretty optional), and elevation (put your feet up to help blood flow back to the heart using gravity).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    hamstring pain from an injury, hamstring injury, pain in one hamstring, hamstring swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with hamstring bruise:
    hamstring injury, hamstring pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in One Hamstring

  • Q.Is your upper leg pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your upper leg pain been going on?
  • Q.How severe is your upper leg pain?
  • Q.Is your upper leg pain constant or come-and-go?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our pain in one hamstring symptom checker.

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Pain in One Hamstring Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in one hamstring have also experienced:

    • 15% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 10% Dry Cough
    • 10% Throat Clearing
  • People who have experienced pain in one hamstring had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in one hamstring were most often matched with:

    • 5% Hamstring Bruise

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