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2 Potential Pain in One Hamstring Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  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.

    Most low grade strains should recover within 1 week.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous back pain, pain in the back of the knee, hamstring tightness, sports injury, 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.

    Bruises will begin to heal over the course of a week

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    hamstring pain from an injury, hamstring injury, pain in one hamstring, hamstring swelling, hamstring bruise
    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.Do your symptoms get worse when you exercise?
  • Q.Do you run for exercise or sport?
  • Q.Which of the following describes your physical fitness:
  • Q.What is your body mass?

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Pain in One Hamstring Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 13% Lower Back Pain
    • 8% Pain in One Hip
    • 3% Spontaneous Butt Pain
  • People who have experienced pain in one hamstring had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in one hamstring were most often matched with:

    • 4% Hamstring Bruise
    • 1% Hamstring Strain
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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