Hamstring Tendinopathy

Also known as proximal hamstring tendinopathy, is distinguished by intense, localized pain in the region of the sit bones. Commonly seen in long distance runners as well as sprinters and hurdlers. It is also common among athletes who participate in sports that require a change of direction, such as football and hockey.

Causes and Risk Factors

Tendons dislike abrupt changes. A sudden change in load through the tendon causes negative changes. For example: such as a sudden introduction of hill running, deeper lunges at the gym, or a sudden increase in running distance.