Gluteal Tendinopathy

What is it?

Gluteal tendinopathies are becoming one of the most common reasons for lateral (outside) hip pain in individuals. Your hip/buttock is made up of three main muscles; gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and glutes minimis. These muscles attach onto your sacrum and across onto the hip bone (greater trochanter), where they attach at the hip bone is a tendinous junction, this is where majority of tendinopathies occur. A gluteus tendinopathy is the inflammation of one or more of these tendons.




Mechanism of Injury

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Common Management Techniques

What about Cortisone Injections? 


Fortunately, the majority of people who experience Gluteal Tendinopathy recover with time, and a combination of physiotherapy and home exercise treatment.