Gluteus Medius tendinopathy refers to damage to the tendon on the outside of the thigh as it inserts into the bone. This condition is associated with significant pain and disability (Lee et al., 2016).
Gluteus Medius lifts the leg out to the side or when standing on the leg, raises the pelvis on the opposite side of the body.
Weak core and gluteal muscles can cause injury due to overuse of the Gluteus Medius tendon which can lead to microscopic tears.
Management involves REST from aggravating factors, correction of biomechanical anomalies and strengthening the glutes and core.
Lee J.J. et al., 2016, Platelet- Rich plasma injections with needle tenotomy for gluteus medius tendinopathy: a registry study with prospective follow-up, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 9(11), 2325967116671692. eCollection 2016 Nov.