Use Stem Cell Therapy to treat Hamstring Tendinopathy Naturally
You may have Hamstring Tendinopathy if you have constant buttock pain, upper thigh pain, or pain while sitting. The repeated activity can aggravate the pain. The pain can also worsen due to prolonged sitting. So, check for Hamstring Tendinopathy. This condition may require treatment, but it need not be surgical. Regenerative cell treatment can be a good alternative for a non-invasive technique to treat hamstring tendinopathy.
Let us first get to know what hamstring tendinopathy is before we learn about stem cell therapy.
What is Hamstring Tendinopathy?
A hamstring defines a group of four muscles that run along the backside of our thighs. A proximal hamstring tendon is a form of the tendon connecting three hamstring muscles to the sit bone present in the buttocks. Repeated activities can create pain and injure the tendons. There is a danger of your going disable if this pain prolongs for a long duration due to the increased level of proximal hamstring tendinopathy.
Hamstring Tendinopathy can even occur if a person pulls or strains one or more of the hamstring muscles. With the help of hamstring muscles, you can bend the leg at the knee.
A soccer player, tennis player, football player, basketball player, or a similar player are more prone to get this injury. However, even people involved in regular activities like sprinting with sudden starts and stops can develop this injury. Therefore, dancers and sprinters also develop hamstring tendinopathy.
Causes of hamstring tendinopathy
Deteriorating changes in the hamstring tendon can cause hamstring tendinopathy. It is also common among people who have a direct injury to the hamstring tendon. If a person has a history of a tear in his hamstring tendon and it hasn’t healed properly, the person can develop hamstring tendinopathy. Lastly, overstretching of muscles beyond their limit during any physical activity can lead to this disease.
- People with muscle imbalance problems, muscle strain, weak muscular structure, and less flexibility are more in danger of getting hamstring tendinopathy.
- Hamstring tendinopathy is common among middle-aged and old athletes
- Wearing ill-fitting slippers
- Pelvic issues
- Lack of rest and stretching
Signs of hamstring tendinopathy
- Developing pain in thigh and buttocks while straightening the leg or walking.
- Feeling a sensation of ‘popping’ or tearing’.
- Developing a shooting pain and swelling at the back of the thigh while doing exercise like bending at the hip.
- Soreness in the thigh and knee
- Difficulty in walking, sitting, playing, or exercising
- Inflammation or tenderness develops in a brief time
A person will have these symptoms also if there is an injury in the hamstring muscle:
- Muscle weakness
- Discoloration or bruising along the back of the leg
- Unable to put pressure on the injured leg
How to detect hamstring tendinopathy?
Your doctor will examine you for any form of tenderness and the swelling on the backside of the thigh. The doctor can make out the exact nature of the damage by examining the location and intensity of the pain.
The injured leg will be moved in different positions by the doctor to find the exact injury spot and to check if it is ligament or tendon damage.
Thereafter, with the help of X-ray you will be checked for fractures. It is also necessary to see if there is a tear in the tendons and muscles. Hence, MRI and ultrasound tests will be recommended.
Treat hamstring tendinopathy with conventional therapy
Initially, your doctor will try to treat you for pain and swelling. Hence, you’ll be administered with R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice therapy, Compression, and Elevation) formula.
To avoid putting pressure on your injured leg, you’ll be asked to use crutches or cranes. You may be initiated to go for physical therapy to strengthen the hamstring muscle and to increase flexibility.
Your doctor will prescribe you corticosteroid injections and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Prolonged usage of steroid injections can give rise to adverse systemic side effects. Moreover, steroids can damage the normal tissues near the affected area and make them weak.
If your doctor doesn’t find any major improvement in your symptoms, you’ll be recommended surgery. But they have side effects like bleeding, infection, pain, and nerve damage. There will be a risk of general anesthesia connected with surgery and the rehabilitation period after surgery will be prolonged.
Treat hamstring tendinopathy with regenerative cell treatment
As we grow old, the regenerative cells already present in our body will become a deficit and the regenerative power of our body will be lost.
Our non-surgical minimal invasive regenerative cell treatment will naturally repair the damaged cartilage. These newly regenerated cells will help in better functioning of the affected region. Our Stem Cell therapy includes cell treatment and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. The cells for these therapies are taken from the patient’s own body. Hence, there won’t be a risk of allergy or rejection. Moreover, you will experience a significant improvement in your ailment. Hence, regenerative treatment is the best alternative for surgery.