Hi I hope the injections work. Your symptoms sound quite acute and you are possibly where I was last year. I am convinced I have scar tissue as a result of that episode.
I have been using a cricket ball to help release trigger points in the tendon and a roller with really good effect, so much so that I have been able to run, well jog.....well trot if I'm honest in the past few days.
I agree with the other posts- a good practitioner specialising in running injuries- mine came in the form of an osteopath. He feels that my hamstrings are shortening due to driving for long periods and hot desking where my chair is possibly never set up right. I run middle distances and he says I possibly have periods of shuffling( yep -I'm no Paula Radcliffe!) and need to use my glutes more and give my hamstring a break .
I am seeing my sports massage therapist on Wednesday who insists that I keep moving.
I hope all goes well and you are back to exercise soon. You speak of treadmill running- do you run outside? Mixing surfaces might be good , grass not just concrete. Take care. Good Luck.
I am on the injury bench with what I think is high hamstring tendinitis - last autumn I found driving for anymore than 15 minutes uncomfortable on my left sitting bone . Didn't overly affect my running but decided to see an osteopath with special interest in sports related injuries . Issue was connected to right lower back - manipulation and massage and discomfort went . The discomfort had returned following a hilly 10 k and an interval run in March . Massage helps but is a sticking plaster only . After 2 miles the hamstring tightens then my calf then my foot . So on the injury bench for now . Doing lots of glute/ab and hamstring recovery work including heat to the sitting bone as I'm wondering if I have a bit of scar tissue there . I've seen two sports therapists and an osteopath who are reluctant to diagnose it . I would be totally shocked but very pleased if my GP offered an MRI . So I'm taking time out from running . Just wondering how you are getting on ?
Thanks for above advice. Have booked some 1-1 swimming sessions to get a handle on the breathing malarky (?spelling). Will start investigating the wet suit as my first OW water experince is looming ...