Active Southern Californians who participate in sports which require quick starts and stops are most likely to suffer from pulled hamstrings. For that reason those who play tennis, soccer, basketball, football, volleyball or racquetball frequently see Dr. Nadel for treatment of the pulled hamstring. In the majority of cases, resting, icing and using over the counter pain relievers will be enough to alleviate the pain. However, surgery is sometimes necessary to repair the muscles if a complete tear has occurred. Dr. Nadel performs surgeries at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, CA.