Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Clinical Aspects of Assessment and Management.


Journal Article (Review)

Synopsis Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) typically manifests as deep buttock pain at the hamstring common origin. Both athletic and nonathletic populations are affected by PHT. Pain and dysfunction are often long-standing and limit sporting and daily functions. There is limited evidence regarding diagnosis, assessment, and management; for example, there are no randomized controlled trials investigating rehabilitation of PHT. Some of the principles of management established in, for example, Achilles and patellar tendinopathy would appear to apply to PHT but are not as well documented. This narrative review and commentary will highlight clinical aspects of assessment and management of PHT, drawing on the available evidence and current principles of managing painful tendinopathy. The management outline presented aims to guide clinicians as well as future research. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(6):483-493. Epub 15 Apr 2016. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.5986.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goom, TSH; Malliaras, P; Reiman, MP; Purdam, CR

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 483 - 493

PubMed ID

  • 27084841

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27084841

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-1344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2519/jospt.2016.5986


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States