Gluteal Tendinopathy

If left untreated, gluteal tendinopathy can persist and worsen. Fortunately, conservative treatment, like the type provided in our St. George chiropractic clinic, is successful in over 90% of cases. 

About Gluteal Tendinopathy

This condition represents the most prevalent cause of lateral hip pain. While “bursitis” used to be the primary focus when addressing lateral hip pain, recent evidence indicates that true “bursitis” is uncommon. If bursitis is indeed present, it typically arises as a result of an underlying dysfunction, such as gluteal tendinopathy.

“Gluteal tendinopathy” refers to the irritation of one or more tendons that connect the muscles of your buttocks to your hip bone. The typical symptoms include pain experienced on the outer side of the hip, buttock, and upper thigh, without any known injury triggering its onset.

You are likely to notice increased discomfort when engaging in activities such as walking, standing on one leg, or climbing stairs and hills. Moreover, symptoms often manifest as nocturnal pain. In cases of acute pain, it may be necessary to temporarily avoid activities that exacerbate the condition. For instance, long-distance or high-speed running, as well as uphill climbing, may need to be temporarily avoided.

Signs & Symptoms of gluteal tendinopathy

Pain on the outside of the hip: The primary symptom is pain experienced on the lateral (outer) side of the hip. It can be a persistent ache or sharp pain.

Buttock pain: Discomfort may also be felt in the buttock region, often radiating from the outer hip area.

Gradual onset: Gluteal tendinopathy typically develops gradually over time, without a specific known injury or traumatic event.

Pain with activity: Activities such as walking, running, climbing stairs, or sitting for extended periods can aggravate the pain. Movements that involve engaging the gluteal muscles, such as rising from a seated position or crossing the legs, may also be painful.

Tenderness to touch: Palpating the affected area, specifically over the tendons, may elicit tenderness or increased sensitivity.

Your Visit With us

At Crux Sport & Spine, your journey to pain relief and improved well-being begins with our comprehensive approach. We prioritize your health by conducting a thorough movement-based assessment during each visit, enabling us to identify any crucial factors contributing to your pain. Combining targeted muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments, we work to release tension in your muscles, facilitating improved movement and an overall sense of well-being.

But our care doesn’t end there. After your adjustment, we take you to our dedicated rehab area, where we empower you with the tools to extend the benefits of your session beyond our clinic. Through personalized stretches and exercises tailored to your specific needs and goals, we equip you with the knowledge and techniques to continue your progress at home.

Experience the exceptional chiropractic care and expertise at Crux Sport & Spine. Take the first step towards a pain-free and healthier life by visiting us today!

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