Anyone suffered biceps femoris tendinopathy?

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Anyone suffered biceps femoris tendinopathy?

Postby Buckles » Thu Jan 30, 2014 14:15 pm

Had an ultrasound scan which revealed this. MRI scan in 6 weeks to have a further look. Anyone else suffered with this as a result of cycling and do you know what caused it? i.e. saddle position, cleat position, muscular imbalance/infilexibility etc.? Did you recover and how long did it take?
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Re: Anyone suffered hamstring tendinopathy / tendinosis?

Postby VamP » Thu Feb 06, 2014 08:41 am

I have had this and it was a combination of all the things you state which exarcebated a condition brought on initially by running.

I had good results from eccentric exercise therapy. Do a search and come back if you have anymore question about the protocols involved.

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Re: Anyone suffered hamstring tendinopathy / tendinosis?

Postby Buckles » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:32 pm

Did yours recover 100%? Sports doc said he could see a tear in the tendon and a triangular 'excavation'(? I forget the exact word he used) in my lateral meniscus...
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Re: Anyone suffered hamstring tendinopathy / tendinosis?

Postby VamP » Thu Feb 06, 2014 14:04 pm

Buckles wrote:Did yours recover 100%? Sports doc said he could see a tear in the tendon and a triangular 'excavation'(? I forget the exact word he used) in my lateral meniscus...


100% for cycling. I haven't reintroduced running yet, but plan to bring it in for this year, very gradually. Mine was also the lateral hamstring. I didn't go as far as you with scans, but worked with a physio to correct bike fit and posture issues, and worked out an eccentric exercise protocol based on heavy loads and low reps. It was very effective and had me back on the bike within 6 weeks (from finding walking very uncomfortable). I was racing 6 weeks after that.

You have my best wishes, it was a really horrible experience.

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Re: Anyone suffered hamstring tendinopathy / tendinosis?

Postby Buckles » Thu Feb 06, 2014 19:41 pm

6 WEEKS?! Blimey, I've been off for 7 months now
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Re: Anyone suffered hamstring tendinopathy / tendinosis?

Postby VamP » Thu Feb 06, 2014 21:18 pm

Buckles wrote:6 WEEKS?! Blimey, I've been off for 7 months now


I was off for nearly 6 months in total. The eccentric protocol was a bit of last ditch effort, but it was very successful.


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