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.
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