Gluteal Tendinopathy


Hip Pain

Gluteal tendinopathy is a common overuse injury of the hip region, characterized by pain and inflammation in the tendons that attach the gluteal muscles to the hip bone. It occurs due to repeated loading or excessive tension on the tendons, leading to micro-tears and degeneration of the tendon tissue. This condition is commonly seen in athletes and individuals who engage in activities that require repetitive hip movements, such as running, jumping, and cycling.

The mechanism of gluteal tendinopathy is multifactorial and may involve changes in the structure and function of the tendons, as well as alterations in the surrounding tissues, such as bursae and ligaments. The pathophysiology of the condition is complex and may involve biochemical, biomechanical, and psychological factors.

Effective treatment for gluteal tendinopathy includes a combination of load modification, and functional loading exercises. Rehab may involve manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility, as well as strengthening exercises to improve hip stability and control. Functional loading exercises involve gradually increasing the load on the affected tendon, allowing it to adapt and heal. There is strong evidence to support the use of functional loading exercises in the treatment of gluteal tendinopathy, and they have been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving function.

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