What is Gluteus Medius Syndrome?
Gluteus Medius Syndrome is a pain and inflammation that is felt on the outer part of the hip. A muscle strain is the cause for Gluteus medius syndrome The gluteus medius muscle is responsible for moving the thigh away from the other thigh (abducting), as well as stabilizing the hip while walking, running and jumping.
How Did I Injure My Glut Medius?
An acute or ongoing injury can develop into Gluteus medius syndrome. A sudden increase in the intensity, frequency, or duration of training may cause this. Typically, this condition is associated with tilting of the pelvis, with running. Poor strength, flexibility and running on banked surfaces may contribute to Glut Medius syndrome. You may also have uneven leg length so it is important to check that.
What are my Symptoms of Glut Medius Syndrome?
- Pain, and often a limp, with walking or running.
- Tenderness over the outer hip.
- Pain, tenderness, swelling, warmth, or redness over the outer thigh, often worsened by moving the hip.
- Often, weakness of the hip.
- Pain or weakness that gets worse when outwardly moving the thigh.
How Can I Help Your Glut Medius Syndrome?
Your foot length will be checked first to determine if they are unequal in length. A shoe lift (orthotic) may be recommended. A very effective method of treatment has been found to be A.R.T., Graston therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound along with heat and cryotherapy. Rather than just addressing just one area, ART® restores unimpeded motion and function to all soft tissues. Graston therapy is a soft tissue technique aimed at breaking up scar tissue and adhesions to promote the rebuilding of scar tissue in the correct line of force to strengthen the muscle, increase flexibility and movement, and promote normal function of the soft tissue. Graston therapy incorporates the use of stainless steel tools that are used to detect and treat scar tissue within muscles, ligaments, tendons and all other forms of soft tissue. By breaking up this poorly formed scar tissue and encouraging the body to form healthier and stronger scar tissue. We will also show you exercises and stretches for you to do. Kinesio tape will also be applied over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over contraction. The tape creates a dynamic or “kinetic” moving support. This support is ideally suited for improved circulation, stabilization of injured areas and increased input to the nervous system.