The Gluteus Medius tendon is the most commonly affected tendon, and is generally a result of overusing the muscle, or a sudden and rapid increase in walking or exercise. Pain is normally felt on the outside aspect of the hip, and can lead to walking with a limp or hip pain at night as the tendinopathy worsens.
People with gluteal tendinopathies generally complain of:
- pain when lying on their side with the hip adducted
- lying on the affected side
- sitting with hips greater than 90 degrees
- sitting with the legs crossed
- single leg standing
- carrying children (generally new mums or grandmothers)
Your Horizon physiotherapist will be able to help you identify and provide you a program to help aid in the recovery of your tendon. This may include and is not limited to clinical pilates, dry needling, soft tissue manipulation, hip mobility exercises.