What is hamstring tendonitis?
Hamstring tendonitis or lower hamstring tendonitis causes pain in back of knee due to inflammation of the hamstring tendons that attach the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh to the knee and shinbone (tibia bone) as a result of being put under stresses and tensions beyond the tendon’s limits usually during sprinting, jumping and kicking. Hamstring tendonitis symptoms are: Gradual development of knee pain at inside or at (usually outside) area of back of knee which sometimes radiates into top of calf or lower thigh accompanied with knee swelling, knee soreness and knee stiffness. Hamstring tendonitis can also be associated with Hamstring tendinopathy and hamstring tendinosis.
Treatment for hamstring tendonitis
Your physiotherapist will physically assess & test to diagnose grade of hamstring tendon injury, use hands on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling and taping. Advice re sport technique and provide hamstring tendonitis exercises as part of your rehab for hamstring tendonitis via our exercise prescription software Salaso to help speed up your hamstring tendonitis recovery time. Prescribe orthotics, knee supports, hamstring tendonitis taping KT tape, foam roller and resistance bands
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