I've had chronic hamstring tendinopathy for some time but it became acute in January when I twisted my knee, falling in a ski lesson (skis stayed on). Within a few weeks of that I returned to running but a few weeks later, my medial meniscus - which had already been diagnosed with a tear - finally got properly trapped and I had an arthroscopy performed, and a partial meniscectomy. (About half of the medial meniscus removed.) Almost immediately I had a clunking sensation at the back of my knee at the insertion of the medial hamstring. Especially after the hamstring has shortened - either after sleep or after exercise. This has never gone away but causes no pain.
After about 13 weeks post op, just when I was ready to start a bit of light jogging again, the hamstring became very painful at the origin (outer edge of ischial tuberosity) and sitting was, and still is, very uncomfortable.) However, now the sciatic nerve is getting fully involved (it's been twittering since the original accident) and there would appear to be some tethering. This has gradually got worse as the year has progressed.
I wonder if I have two separate problems or if it is all connected to the same thing. Or could I have piriformis syndrome as well? This could have been strained when my leg was twisted in the fall.
Asked by ptjoy - 3 answers - 6 years 18 weeks ago