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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Sports Medicine
Answer: Hamstrings take a long time to heal. They need about six weeks of rest with local heat and use of drugs like Advil or Aleve. When there is no pain for about two weeks a gentle stretching regimen can be started, but do not start too early or too aggressive or you will be back where you started.
Sports Medicine Physician
Answer: I am not a sports physician. I would refer you to UC Davis Dept of Orthopedic Surgery for better information. In general, most sports physicians are orthopedic surgeons. A few are Internists or Family Practice Physicians who have decided to focus on sports medicine. To prepare for this, focus on medical school. Take challenging courses and focus on math and science.