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2003 Rationale for treatment of hip abductor pain syndrome
Patients with lower back or buttock pain that radiates into the posterior or lateral leg are often referred to physical therapy with a diagnosis of sciatica. Often the physical exam does not reveal neurologic findings indicative of radiculopathy. Instead, there is hip abductor muscle pain and weakness. This syndrome involves muscle imbalances that result in overuse strain of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles, myofascial trigger points, and trochanteric bursitis. This paper describes hip abductor pain syndrome and provides a rationale for the diagnosis and treatment.
Rationale for treatment of hip abductor pain syndrome.
Bewyer DC, Bewyer KJ.
Iowa Orthop J. 2003;23:57-60
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Bewyer DC, Bewyer KJ.
Institution: Iowa Orthop J.
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Added: Fri Oct 09 2009
Last Modified: Mon May 30 2011