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What is hamstring origin tendonitis?

Hamstring origin tendonitis is a condition characterised by inflammation and damage to the hamstring tendon where is attaches to the pelvis, causing pain in the buttock.

What causes hamstring origin tendonitis

Hamstring origin tendonitis most commonly occurs due to repetitive or prolonged activities placing strain on the hamstring tendon, such as running, jumping or kicking activities. Hamstring origin tendonitis may also occur suddenly due to a high force going through the hamstring tendon beyond what it can withstand, such as rapid acceleration in sprinting and football.

What are the symptoms/effects of hamstring origin tendonitis

The most common symptom of hamstring origin tendonitis is pain in the lower buttock. People may also experience an ache or stiffness in the buttock that is made worse by activity such as running, jumping or kicking.

Diagnosis of hamstring origin tendonitis

A thorough subjective and objective examination from a physiotherapist or doctor will confirm a diagnosis of hamstring origin tendonitis.

Physiotherapy treatment for hamstring tendonitis

A person with hamstring tendonitis will benefit from physiotherapy treatment.

Physiotherapy at Manchester Physio will initially assess your current symptoms, range of movement and muscle strength in order to develop an appropriate treatment programme for you and your lifestyle.

Physiotherapy treatment for hamstring tendonitis at Manchester Physio may include:
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy (e.g. ultrasound)
  • Individualised stretching program
  • Ice or heat treatment
  • Exercises to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.
  • A gradual return to activity program specific to your sports. This may include a running program comprising of progressive acceleration and deceleration running drills.
Your physiotherapist at Manchester Physio will advise you on which exercises are most appropriate you and when they should be commenced and how to prevent re-injury.

Physiotherapy treatment is vital to hasten the healing process, promote recovery and ensure you get back to you sporting activities in the most effective way.

If you would like more information about physiotherapy for hamstring origin tendonitis, or to book an appointment please call 0161 883 0077.

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