Hamstring Tendonitis Treatment in Garden City, MI
The hamstrings are the three muscles that run down the back of the legs between the buttocks and the knees. Hamstring tendonitis occurs when the tissue that connects the muscles either at the pelvis, knees or lower legs becomes inflamed. Usually caused by overuse, hamstring tendonitis treatment can relieve the pain and discomfort of this injury.
What Is Hamstring Tendonitis?
The hamstrings are comprised of two inner—or medial—muscles called the semitendinosus and semimembranosus, plus the outer muscle called the bicep femoris. These muscles are attached to the pelvis, knee, and the shin bones by tendons, permitting the hip to extend and knee to flex.
Tiny tears in the tendons can occur, usually due to overuse, causing pain and inflammation.
What Are the Symptoms of Hamstring Tendonitis?
Symptoms of hamstring tendonitis can range in severity, which usually worsen with physical activity and after long periods of inactivity, such as when we first get out of bed in the morning. It’s usually felt as a sharp, burning pain, joint and muscle weakness or stiffness, swelling or inflammation, and a dull ache or throbbing.
The pain from hamstring tendonitis can radiate through the knee, thigh, buttocks, and lower back.
Hamstring tendonitis is often diagnosed with an X-ray or an MRI.
Hamstring Tendonitis Treatment
It’s crucial to rehabilitate hamstring tendonitis correctly to prevent re-injury. Your chiropractor will examine the entire alignment of the lower back, pelvis, hips, knees, and feet. He will then determine if poor posture, lack of mobility in the knees and hips, or faulty running biomechanics are contributing to the tendonitis.
Your chiropractor will perform spinal adjustments or manipulations to restore mobility to these joints. Rest and ice are also recommended for hamstring tendonitis. Your chiropractor will prescribe stretching and strengthening exercises, both to speed healing and prevent reoccurrence of the injury.
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