Hamstring Tendonitis – Proximal
Proximal hamstring tendonitis is a common problem that can be successfully treated using focused soundwaves with ultrasound guidance during treatment, to stimulate a healing response.
Patients will usually experience a gradual decrease in pain over a period of around 10 weeks following treatment.
The 3 hamstring muscles are located at the back of the thigh and are responsible for moving you forward.
The semimembranous muscle
The semitendinosus muscle
The biceps femoris
Deep pain at the site of the Ischial tuberosity or deep posterior upper thigh pain.
Pain comes on gradually and may be aggravated by repetitive activity
Pain with activity
Pain increases over time
Deep pain on sitting.
We usually require an x-ray to have been performed prior to treatment. This is to check that there are no other bony or soft tissue problems that may be causing the pain.