About Gluteal Tendinosis
Gluteal tendons are tough fibers that connect your gluteal muscles to your hip bone. A tendon injury may seem to happen suddenly, but it is usually the result of many tiny tears to the tendon that have happened over time. The most common onset of gluteal tendinopathy is due to poor hip and gluteal muscle control that leads to overstressing of the gluteal tendons, causing pain and hip-pelvis instability. This can then ultimately lead to worsening posture and worsening pain. Continued hip instability can cause you to walk or run with poor control, which causes your hip bursa to experience more friction and in appropriate loading leading to potential trochanteric bursitis.
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Symptoms of Gluteal Tendinosis
Gluteal tendinopathy usually causes lateral hip pain, muscular stiffness, and loss of strength in the hip muscles. The pain may get worse with running, jumping or squatting when the gluteal muscles are activated. You may also experience more pain and/or stiffness during the night or when you get up in the morning. Pain tends to be worse when lying on the affected hip. If there is associated inflammation of the hip bursa, you may notice tenderness to light touch, swelling, redness, or warmth.
Treatments for Gluteal Tendinosis
If you still have pain after exhausting conservative treatment measures such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and stretching, our providers at Ospina Medical can offer other alternatives. Using our world class Regenexx regenerative medicine platform, our specialists can utilize platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate (PL) and/or bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells to help treat partially torn or inflamed tendons. These treatments don’t just improve pain, but strengthen tendon integrity as well. When these treatments are paired with PT and strengthening exercises, we are able to provide dramatic improvements for our patients.
If you are interested to learn more about Regenexx and whether you qualify for treatment, please reach out to Ospina Medical, located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City to speak with one of our Regenexx providers today.