Glute Tendinopathy is a Common Source of Hip and Thigh Pain
Glute tendinopathy can be caused by overuse, muscle imbalances, poor posture, or sudden increases in activity. While it can usually be managed with stretching, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic care is also an option for those seeking relief from glute tendinopathy. Read on to learn more about how chiropractors can treat this condition.
What Is Glute Tendinopathy?
Glute tendinopathy is an overuse injury of the gluteal tendon in the hip and thigh region. This condition generally occurs when there is too much stress placed on the tendon from activities such as running or jumping. It can lead to inflammation or tiny tears in the tendon that cause pain and stiffness in the area. Other symptoms may include swelling, tenderness to touch, weakness in the muscles surrounding the area, and difficulty walking or standing up straight.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors are healthcare providers who specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions such as glute tendinopathy. A chiropractor will assess your condition through physical exams and imaging tests before developing a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and improve mobility while strengthening the muscles around the affected area. Treatment may include manual adjustments to realign the spine, therapeutic exercises to improve range of motion and flexibility, ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation, or massage therapy to relieve muscle tension. Regular visits allow your chiropractor to track your progress and make changes as needed for optimal results.
Get Chiropractic care for Glute Tendinopathy
For those suffering from glute tendinopathy, chiropractic care may provide relief from pain and discomfort while also improving mobility and strength in the affected area. If you are looking for alternative treatments for this condition such as stretching or anti-inflammatory medications that aren’t providing relief, consulting with one of our chiropractors may be beneficial for you. With their expertise in musculoskeletal conditions like this one paired with their customized approach tailored specifically towards you; they could help you find lasting relief from your glute tendinopathy symptoms without invasive treatments or long-term medications!
So, If you have other questions or would like to learn more about chiropractic care and if it is right for you, book a free online appointment with myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or another chiropractor at CARESPACE Health+Wellness with locations in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.