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