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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Your Gluteus Minimus

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I'm a cyclist suffering from inflamed gluteus minimus that seems to have gotten worse since stopping, what can I do?

I'm a cyclist suffering from inflamed gluteus minimus that seems to have gotten worse since stopping, what can I do?

Gluteus Minimus: Concern would be for continued subgluteal bursitis or possible tear of the hip abductor muscle. Begin anti-inflammatories for five days. If not improved followup with the person that made the initial diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is prp (platelet rich plasma therapy) effective for severe tendon tears (gluteus minimus and medius)?

Is prp (platelet rich plasma therapy) effective for severe tendon tears (gluteus minimus and medius)?

Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP is excellent for tendon tears! ...Read more

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What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

Prone Leg lifts: A good one is to lay prone, on your belly. Lift one straight leg towards the ceiling and hold for count of 10-15. Do series 6-10 7078769922with each leg alternatively. Then if you place your arms and hands under you toward your groin you can lift both legs after some practice. Keep head to midline ! ...Read more

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If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?

He (she) can do lots: if your doctor is a physical medicine doctor or an osteopathic doctor. First, he can perform a thorough examination as well as diagnostic testing. Second, if the diagnosis is neurological, he can give you blocks and/or epidural steroid injections. Third, he can coordinate therapy. There are trigger point therapies, such as dry needling, spray and stretch, and manual therapies he can administer. ...Read more

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Could you describe "eccentric exercises" specifically for gluteuus minimus tendinosis? Thanks! (i'm asking for my wife.)

Could you describe "eccentric exercises" specifically for
gluteuus minimus tendinosis?  Thanks! (i'm asking for my wife.)

Muscle lengthening: In a dumbbell curl, the concentric phase involves flexing the arm by shortening the muscle. The eccentric phase occurs while straightening and lowering lowering the arm in a slow, controlled movement. The gluteus minimus abducts the thigh (moves it away from the other leg). The hip abductor gym machine will provide concentric exercise when pushing the legs apart, and eccentric as legs go together. ...Read more

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Have RA & oa, chronic hip bursitis.Have had several steriod inject over the yrs.Now increased pain, MRI inflammation of ra, partial tears minimus/gluteus?

Have RA & oa, chronic hip bursitis.Have had several steriod inject over the yrs.Now increased pain, MRI inflammation of ra, partial tears minimus/gluteus?

See details: You have not asked a question. However, chronic hip bursitis may often be referred pain from the lower back and not a true bursitis. I would suggest an MRI of the area. If it is a true bursitis, the bursa can be surgically removed. However, from your description it seems the pain is likely related to lower back issues. Have you seen a pain specialist? If not, consider doing so. ...Read more