Tendinopathy refers to a failed healing response to the tendons, which in this case is your hamstring tendon. The hamstring tendon crosses the back of your hip joint to attach your hamstring muscles to the pelvis. Tendons are a fibrous stretchy tissue that attach muscles to bones and transmit the forces made by muscle contraction into movements. When you have tendinopathy, the tendon has become irritated and worn, which causes pain when this part of the tissue is stressed or compressed. Rest alone is very unlikely to enable a full recovery. The key to recovery is to improve the overall joint function to allow ease of movement and put healthy loads through to the tendon to promote the appropriate healing response. It is importnat to note that as you work through The Heal My Injury Treatment Plan, the aching pain will likely be the last thing to resolve. Increase in activity and function is the main guide to successful progressions in healing response.
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