Do you have pain on the outside of your hip bone? Is it tender to touch? If you answered “yes” to these questions it is possible that you have gluteal tendinopathy(tendonitis).

Gluteal tendinopathy is often misdiagnosed as trochanteric bursitis which is a condition that you develop due to having tendinopathy.

Tendinopathy is a chronic overuse condition that occurs when the tendon develops cumulative micro trauma over time with a failed healing response. It is associated with non-optimal movement patterns that incorrectly load the tendon.

Gluteal tendinopathy is more common in active females (4:1). At Ormond Physiotherapy identifiable risk factors include increased BMI, overtraining, increasing training load and excessive hip adduction (which is when the knee moves more towards the midline than the hip).

Pain is usually aggravated by sitting, stairs, walking and lying on the side which can be alleviated by physiotherapy at Ormond.

At Ormond Physiotherapy we provide assessments that accurately diagnose the underlying movement patterns that aggravate the tendon and develop a treatment plan to appropriately strengthen the gluteal tendons to resolve your hip pain and get you back on track QUICKLY.

Give our friendly reception staff a call at Ormond Physiotherapy 9578 6588 or book online at www.ormondphysiotherapy.com.au

Article by Ashlee Webb – Physiotherapist