High Hamstring Tendinopathy

The Hamstrings are a triad of muscles originating from the ischial tuberosity, “the sitting bone”, which run distally down the back of the leg and attach into the back of the knee.

A tendinopathy may arise secondary to high impact activities, such as running, resulting in a dull aching soreness within the buttock/hamstring region, which worsens on sitting and running. It may worsen over time and tends to be deemed a tendinopathy following 8-12 weeks of continual irritation.

In order to combat this, here are some recommended exercises:


  • Hamstring Stretching
  • Standing Hamstring Catches
  • Swiss Ball Curls
  • Foam Roller Exercises