It is common for patients to present to Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy with Gluteus medius tendinopathy, especially in females over the age of 45 years. Symptoms can occur due to compression of the tendon on the surrounding bony structures. This is often due to loss of strength around the hip, leading to compromised positions. Patients often complain of pain with deep sitting, standing on one leg, walking down hills, walking after periods of rest, and sleeping on the hip during the night.
Physiotherapy can help assist in the diagnosis and management of gluteus medius tendinopathy. This is through educating patients on positions that will be provocative, what types of load tendons will respond to, as well as what methods can be successfully used for pain management and create patient independence.