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Have you been noticing frequent pain in your hip? Are you limping and having trouble walking? There’s a possibility that you may have suffered an injury, such as a gluteal strain. Your glutes are the muscles in your buttocks, and you will likely notice any pain from an injury there. This injury can be debilitating as this muscle helps stabilize you during any leg activity. At Advance Physical Therapy, we are well-versed in treating a wide array of injuries. Our team will be able to determine the appropriate treatment plan for you and help you nurse your injured glute back to health. 


Glute Strain

Your glutes consist of three major muscles: gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and gluteus maximus. Your glutes function to move your hips and can also assist knee movement. Glute injuries are most commonly caused by trauma from direct blows or falls. A glute muscle strain is a partial tear or stretch of the muscle. This injury usually occurs as a result of overuse injuries. Repetitive motions can cause inflammation in the tissues surrounding your hips. Some of the symptoms associated with a glute strain can include the following:

  • Bruising on the buttocks. 
  • Muscle weakness or stiffness.
  • Tenderness and pain in the buttocks. 

If you believe that you have sustained a glute strain, it is essential to rest the muscle immediately to avoid worsening your pain. You can also use ice to help ease the swelling and pain. Most importantly, you should contact our physical therapists so that you can rehabilitate the muscle to get back to doing the activities you love. Physical therapy can be highly effective in treating this injury. Our team will evaluate your symptoms and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address your glute strain. Your treatment will likely consist of stretching and strengthening exercises to help improve flexibility and range of motion. If your injury is caused by overuse or an abnormal gait, our team can help adjust your gait to prevent inflammation and injury. 


Contact Advance Physical Therapy!

A glute strain can be difficult to deal with on your own. That’s why you need the help of our experienced physical therapists at Advance Physical Therapy. We utilize different physical therapy modalities to target your pain and help you face your injury head-on. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.