Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

What is proximal tendinopathy?

What is proximal tendinopathy?

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is commonly seen in long distance runners, sprinters and in those who participate in sports that involve a change in direction when running such as football and hockey.

It can also affect people who do not participate in sport due to overload or a lack of fitness resulting in the tendons becoming weak and painful. Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is characterised by deep, localised pain in the region of the sitting bone.  Pain can be worse on sitting or after activity.

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When to seek advice

If you have severe pain affecting your sleep and daily activities, if you have had a serious injury or you have symptoms that have not improved with self-management, you should contact your GP practice. If you have a red, hot swollen joint please ring 111