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Hamstring Tendinopathy

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by | Sep 29, 2021

We Help People With Hamstring Tendinopathy In Dublin, Ireland

Are you struggling with hamstring tendinopathy?

If so, we can help. We have a team of experts that specialize in relieving hamstring tendinopathy for good, with drug-free, non-surgical interventions, that are tailored to you. Our treatments include physiotherapy care and chiropractic care, as well as intrinsic core strengthening and laser therapy. You’ll be able to get back on your feet again without surgery or drugs.

We Treat Hamstring Tendinopathy For Good

Hamstring tendinopathy is a condition where the hamstring tendon becomes inflamed, and pain is usually felt just below the sit-bones. Hamstring tendinopathy can be caused by overuse due to repetitive movements, or it can result from an injury to the area. If left untreated, this will lead to pain and stiffness in your hamstring muscle. It is important to know how you got injured and what symptoms you are experiencing so we can provide effective treatment and relief!

At Dublin Physio & Chiropractic we offer a wide range of innovative, individualized, and evidence-based therapies for hamstring tendinopathy. We understand that everyone is different, and this means your treatment needs to be unique as well

What Causes Hamstring Tendinopathy?

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Hamstring Tendinopathy can be caused by overuse or injury – slowly over time, or to can be due to a sudden muscle tear or strain. However, there are many other factors that contribute to this condition. These include:

– Poor hamstring flexibility.

– Imbalanced hamstring strength between the two legs.

– Poor core stability.

– Misalignment of the pelvis, hips, and spine.

– Poor movement patterns, muscle control, and coordination.

What are the Symptoms of Hamstring Tendinopathy?

The symptoms associated with hamstring tendinopathy include pain that is located in your upper or mid hamstring area, swelling at the back of your thigh, tightness in the lower leg muscles, reduced strength in your hamstring muscle group when compared to the other leg, and stiffness in your hamstring muscle.

It is important to note that these symptoms may vary between individuals and can change throughout the day. For instance, you could wake up with a stiff or sore hamstring which will improve as you go through your morning routine of walking around, etc., but then it might flare up again during exercise later on in the day.

What Treatment Options Do We Offer for Hamstring Tendinopathy?

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There are many different treatment options that can be used to help treat hamstring tendinopathy, and these include:

  • Manual therapy (stretching techniques, joint mobilizations, muscle activation techniques.) helps break up scar tissue within the tendon. This will also reduce pain and improve hamstring flexibility.
  • Soft tissue massage to the affected area, in order to break up any scar tissues or adhesions that may have formed within your tendon. This will also help increase blood flow into the damaged region which is important for recovery/healing purposes.
  • Laser therapy can also be used to help improve blood flow into the damaged area. They will also stimulate cell regeneration, and promote the natural healing process of the body to decrease pain/inflammation in the tendon itself.

Physiotherapy for Hamstring Tendinopathy

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There are several exercises performed in physical therapy for hamstring tendinopathy, which can help improve strength and movement patterns within your hamstring muscle. These include:

  • Straight leg raises.
  • Heel slides
  • Seated toe touches/lying knee to chest stretch

Exercises that will decrease the stress on your tendon by strengthening other muscles groups around the hamstring are also important. These include:

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We will also work on regaining the range of motion within the affected area and improve coordination to help you perform daily activities more effectively.

Even after you complete your prescribed course of physiotherapy sessions, it is important that you continue performing the exercises at home in order to maintain muscle strength and flexibility/range of motion within your hamstring muscles. This can also reduce the risk of re-injury!

Book An Appointment Today In Dublin, Ireland

Are you struggling with hamstring tendinopathy in Dublin, Ireland?

If so, we can help. We have a team of experts that specialize in relieving hamstring tendinopathy for good, with drug-free, non-surgical interventions, that are tailored to you. Our treatments include spinal decompression and chiropractic spinal adjustments as well as intrinsic core strengthening and laser therapy. You’ll be able to get back on your feet again without surgery or drugs!

Call us today at (01) 254 4800 to find out how we can help you live pain-free once again.

References 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7575155/

[2] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25996362/

 

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