Hamstring injuries are extremely common on all levels of athletic competition, accounting for up to 29% of all lower extremity injuries across all sports and representing an important cause of back of the thigh and buttock pain.
Chronic high hamstring tendinopathy, sometimes called proximal hamstring tendinopathy, causes deep buttock pain. It arises when a diseased or damaged tendon does not heal properly.
Diagnosing chronic high (proximal) hamstring tendinopathy includes patient interview, examination, and ruling out other possible causes of pain.
While almost anyone can injure a hamstring muscle, some people are at greater risk than others. Learn about the risk factors for hamstring injuries.
As with most musculoskeletal injuries, acute hamstring injuries can often be diagnosed with a patient history and physical exam. Sometimes imaging tests are needed.
The signs of an acute hamstring injury are usually sudden and fairly obvious.
How a hamstring injury is treated depends on the location and severity of the tear.
The greatest risk factor for hamstring injury, including chronic high (proximal) hamstring tendinopathy, is a history of previous hamstring injury.
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