Hamstring Tendonitis Exercises
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Hamstring tendonitis is a painful condition affecting the hamstring tendons. This can either be a high hamstring tendonitis affecting the hamstrings attachment to the ischial tuberosity of the pelvis, or a low hamstring tendonitis affecting the hamstring tendons at the back of the knee. These two variations require different and specific treatment. Here we discuss and recommend taping techniques and braces for low hamstring tendonitis, that affects the back of the knee.
The best brace for hamstring tendonitis, for a low hamstring tendonitis, is one that offers compression around the knee joint and stability if the symptoms include instability. Here are two that we recommend.
This is a brilliant knee brace for severe hamstring tendinopathy. If offers compression, but also good stability around the knee joint. It is flexible and washable, and designed to be comfortable to wear while exercising.
This is an adjustable thigh wrap that you can use to apply compression around the painful area. Usually with a hamstring tendonitis, compression over the painful tendon will reduce symptoms.
This strap is adjustable to get the compression you need while being comfortable and breathable.
Taping can be used as a pain management strategy and is often used to aid individuals to play sport when they have an injury. Tape does not help to heal the injury, but can offer some temporary pain relief. Here are two ways to tape the knee that can offer support to offload the hamstring and offer pain relief.
This is a taping technique for severe cases when pain is high and worsen by strength of the hamstring over the knee joint. This will prevent the knee fully straightening and keep the tendons behind the knee offloaded.
This tape will allow for rest of the hamstrings, and help symptoms to reduce. This is needed so that rehabilitation exercises can be started to strengthen the hamstring muscle and tendon.
This is a flexible taping that can help the hamstring feel more supported behind the knee. These elasticated tapes do not restrict movement, but can help the body feel supported as there is additional contact and tension on the skin.
This style of taping is used frequently with hamstring tendonitis as it is not restrictive, the individual can continue with their daily activities and play sport without limitation.
This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.