Gluteus medina tendonopathy

<   Back


   

 

 

 

INJURY TITLE

Gluteus medina tendonopathy

 

 

INJURY OVERVIEW

Pain in the buttock area and just above the hip bone.  Can be aggravated by activity and stretching the gluteal muscles

 

 

INJURY IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

If you feel the side of your pelvis, apply a little pressure with your fingers and start to move that pressure down the Sid of your leg you will hit a bump.  This bump is where your thigh bone connects to your pelvis to make your hip joint.  The bump is also where several muscles attach to the hip and other soft tissue structures exist too.

 

It is common for athletes to get pain just around this bump.  One of the gluteal muscles attaches here. Its main role is to stabilise your pelvis when walking and running.  Excessive use of this muscle can cause it’s tendon to become painful, and this can irritate other structure close by.

 

 

COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

– Pain just above the hip bone

– Pain on stretching the gluteal muscles

– Pain on palpation of the area

– pain on resistance effort using the gluteal muscles.

 

 

HOW IS IT ASSESSED

– Clinical examination to eradicate all other possible causes of the pain

– If symptoms are severe enough, ultrasound scan may be used to help specifically diagnose the condition.  This is only really used if the treatment is likely to progress to injection therapy.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL TREATMENT

– Relative rest to calm and acutely painful symptoms

– gradual stretching and strengthening of the gluteal muscle group

– Biomechanical review of any potential causes elsewhere in the body.

– If symptoms persist, a corticosteroid injection may be required to help with the pain and provide a window for rehab to take place.

 

 

Exercise Videos: i.e.

Rotator cuff strengthening

Pec stretch

etc

 

 

WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT

PHYSIO     X MEDIC     X PODIATRY     

 

Ready to book an appointment with Physio4Life?

To book an appointment please complete our contact form with your details and one of our team members will be in touch within 10 minutes.



Please select a service*