“Why does my hip hurt?”

“My hip hurts when I lie on it

I started doing exercise and now my hip hurts

These are two concerns I hear often in the clinic, mostly from women 40-60 years of age who have started an exercise program i.e. walking or gym etc. They normally complain of pain on the outside of their hip and thigh and buttock pain.

The overloading of the gluteal tendons with the new exercises can result in Gluteal Tendinopathy which can lead to Bursitis of the hip.

Gluteal Tendinopathy

The women often report the following painful activities:

  • prolonged sitting especially in low chairs
  • stairs
  • getting out of a chair
  • lying on either side
  • sitting crossed legged

Why does my hip hurt?

The impact of Gluteal Tendinopathy can lead to sleep deprivation, inability to walk normal distances/hills, inability to sit for long periods at work and the inability to carry shopping.

Can Physiotherapy Help My Gluteal Tendinopathy and Bursitis?

The answer to this question is YES.

The Physios at Aspire will advise you on the management Do’s and Don’ts for your hip pain, and teach you a range of exercises to strengthen the gluteal muscles to rid you of your pain so you can sleep through out the night once again.

Do You Think You Might Have Gluteal Tendinopathy or Bursitis?

If this sounds like you, book in to see one of our Physiotherapists to be fully assessed, and find out what you need to do to recover.

Help is available. Don’t put it off any longer – Book  below:


Aspire Physiotherapy

18 Partridge St Glenelg SA

8376 8816