Proximal Hamstring Syndrome

Proximal hamstring syndrome is a nerve entrapment disorder that occurs just below the origin of the hamstring muscles on the ischial tuberosity (the lowest part of the bony pelvis). It is characterized by pain in the buttock and the back of the thigh that typically radiates toward the back of the knee. The cause is usually fibrous bands of scar tissue around the upper hamstring muscles, which constrict and irritate the sciatic nerve. In many patients, proximal hamstring syndrome improves on its own without surgery. In ...

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