Hamstrings tendinopathies (tendonitis) and their treatment
Tendinopathies are also common in the hamstrings. These happen as a result of too much force or repetition going through a tendon that is not strong enough to deal with the load or they can also be a result of excessive compressive force on the tendon. Activities such as those listed below could be contributing and should be minimised:
• Stretching the muscle
• Spending extended time sitting
• Continuing to run or sprint
• Bending forward repeatedly from the hips
This is another injury that can potentially take months to recover if it is particularly severe or not managed well. Treatment may include: a graded strengthening program, use of tape to help offload the tendon, massage to help settle the area and education to modify your training program to reduce any abnormally high load you may be placing on the tendon.