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Gluteal tendinopathy is the most common local condition associated with lateral hip pain presentations. While previously misunderstood as an isolated condition of the trochanteric bursa (trochanteric bursitis), there is now a substantial and growing body of scientific literature outlining definitions, diagnosis and treatment of gluteal tendinopathy and Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS). Despite the availability…

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Getting to the bottom of buttock pain often presents a diagnostic dilemma, which is perhaps why the buttock appears to have been assigned more syndromes than any other region of the body. So, what exactly is a syndrome? While a disease is usually defined as a specific process that occurs within the body, the term…

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In my clinical practice I noticed that we were treating many with lateral hip pain, most commonly post-menopausal women. These patients reported pain levels and impacts on their lives as marked as those with hip osteoarthritis. Their sleep and physical activity levels were substantially affected and together with the psychological distress caused by more severe…

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When physiotherapy treatment for tendinopathy fails, have you ever thought ‘Where did I go wrong?’ Assuming you have applied contemporary evidence informed protocols that incorporate load management and appropriate exercise therapy (e.g. avoiding compressive loading for insertional tendinopathies), there are a number of factors that may influence your success, including patient beliefs and compliance, systemic…

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