Lateral hip pain
Please note the conditions below are only possible causes of your pain and many other structures can be the source of your symptoms. Therefore a thorough evaluation by a physiotherapist is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis and treat not only the symptoms but also the origin of the pain.
Greater trochanter pain syndrome (GTPS)
Gluteus medius tendinopathy presents with pain with palpation over the gluteus medius muscle. Activities that might be the cause of the pain are prolonged weight bearing on one leg for long periods, activity overuse like a rapid increase in time and intensity of exercise or it may be caused by a fall.
Signs and symptoms:
This diagnosis is common among middle-aged women. Pain presents in the lateral hip that may radiate down the lateral part of the leg. The pain is intermittent but it worsens over time and lying on the affected side in bed aggravates it.
Joint mobilisation techniques of the joint involved will have a neurophysiological effect and will help with decrease in pain and stiffness and will restore joint kinematics.
Soft tissue treatment and dry needling of affected muscles to decrease muscle spasm and stiffness.
Neural mobilisation of the nerve is used to restore neural mobility.
Taping is used to either improve joint stability or to decrease the load from the affected muscle.
Rehabilitation: To restore normal control, strength, coordination and balance in the trunk, buttock, hip and lower limb region.