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Hamstring Injections, Anyone?

Lala329LLala329 Posts: 283
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Spinal Injections
Hi guys,

I'm going for a hamstring trigger point injection in a couple weeks and was wondering if anyone had had any luck with these. My doctor said he isn't sure if it'll help, or if it does how long it will last, but I'm desperate. I'm going on over 6 months with this pulled hammy and am really getting to the end of my rope with it. I figure getting it to relax, if only temporarily, may give it the chance it needs to heal?? I know a lot of people on here have had hip trigger point injections, so I didn't know if anyone had had any luck with hammys. I know in very rare circumstances they'll do phenol/botox into hamstrings, so I'm anxious to see if the trigger points do anything.

We're not sure what is up with the hamstring anymore- we assumed it was neurological, but my latest EMG was pretty inconclusive. The idea of hamstring syndrome has been put out there, which is basically the same thing as piriformis syndrome except it is the hamstring that tightens and catches the sciatic nerve. My pain is mainly in the tendons, and they said the tendons may be scarring over the sciatic nerve (lovely, right??). I've been in PT for months on end and it is a constant cycle of better and worse, so it's time to try something else...


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