Hamstring Tendonitis Treatment in Waterford, MI
If you feel pain or swelling in your hamstring, you may be suffering from hamstring tendonitis and require hamstring tendonitis treatment with a chiropractor.
What Is Hamstring Tendonitis?
Hamstring tendonitis occurs when the tissues connecting the back of the thigh to the pelvis, knee, and lower leg joints become inflamed. This is often due to overuse or sudden trauma.
Hamstring tendonitis may also cause you to experience pain or stiffness in the lower back, knee, or buttocks that becomes worse after excessive activity or long periods of sitting or lying down.
Hamstring Tendonitis Treatments
Before recommending a treatment program, your chiropractors will perform an initial assessment that may include MRI scans or X-rays to eliminate other causes for the injury to the hamstring. Then, they will develop a treatment plan with you that may include some of the following therapies.
The first and most important hamstring tendonitis treatment is rest. Immobilizing and resting the area prevents additional tears to the tissues and the formation of scar tissue which can exacerbate the problem. You may require crutches or taping to keep the area immobile.
Hamstring tendonitis usually resolves itself within a few days with proper rest. However, if the pain persists, you may need additional treatment.
Hot and Cold Therapy
To relieve pain in the tendon, your chiropractor may suggest hot and cold therapy. Cold therapy is usually recommended immediately after the injury has occurred to decrease inflammation and reduce the severity of the injury. After the injury has stabilized, heat therapy is used to increase blood flow to the area to promote healing.
Massage therapy works to increase mobility in the hamstring area by gently stretching and manipulating the tissues. Your chiropractor may also recommend a series of exercises to perform at home to lengthen the muscles and restore movement to the joints.
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