• Suzie

Suzie Says...Got a pain in the arse?

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

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Got a pain in the arse? (...and no, I’m not talking about your work colleagues, mother-in-law etc)!

Pain in the Arse!

Here’s a quick guide to preventing and treating a pain in the arse or the upper hamstring (for the technically minded: Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy - PHT). Luckily it isn’t overly common but can be difficult to diagnose!

So basically, your hamstring muscles (there are three of them in the back of each thigh) attach via tendons to your seat bones (ischial tuberosities) in your bottom, except a very small portion of one of these muscles that attaches to your thigh bone (femur). They are the muscles that predominantly bend your knee (i.e. to get your foot on your foot peg), but also help in hip extension (taking your leg behind you on each step when walking to get a beer from the fridge), so they are very important.