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Hamstring Tendonitis

The hamstring muscles consist of the Biceps femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus, Hamtring Tendonitis inflammation, irritation, and swelling of one or more of the tendons that connect one of these muscles to the bone around the knee.

Symptoms of Hamstring Tendonitis

  • Tenderness and swelling over the bit where the tendon inserts onto the knee bone.
  • Pain when you try to bend the knee against resistance.
  • Stiffness after exercise.

Treatment of Hamstring Tendonitis

The goals of Tendonitis treatment are to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation. Often, simple home treatment — which includes rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers — is all that's needed.

Sometimes your doctor may inject a steroid drug into tissue around a tendon to relieve Tendonitis. Injections of cortisone reduce inflammation and can help ease pain. These injections must be used with care because repeated injections may weaken the tendon or cause undesirable side effects. They may also increase your risk of rupturing a tendon.

Research has shown that people with Tendonitis and tendonosis may also be helped by a program of specific exercise designed to strengthen the force-absorbing capability of the muscle-tendon unit. When a tendon is torn, a reconstructive operation may be necessary to clean inflammatory tissue out of the tendon sheath or relieve pressure on the tendon by removing bone. Surgeons can repair tendon tears to reduce pain, restore function and, in some cases, prevent tendon rupture. 

For more information about treamen of Tendonitis click the treatment link at the top of the page


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