Tendonitis gluteus - can't stop using my glutes - so what to do?
After my usual disappointment about the mainstream medicine websites (educated ignorance, treating symptoms instead of adressing causes) and my usual visit of Dr. Mercola's website which was not helpful in this case, Google found your website. I am a lucky person - your site is very helpful!Joshua:
I can't visit you personally, I live in Europe. A DVD would be nice but my problems are in the hip and maybe shoulder.
I had an MRI of the pelvis recently : Left hip is fine with minimal hip dysplasia, right hip joint a bit more dysplasia, Coxarthrosis Grade 1, Tendonitis of gluteus minimus and medius (at trocanter major). Mild bursitis of trochanter major bursa . Beginning ligamentopathy iliofemoral ligament.
I have only mild pain in the glutes and only when I do leg abduction (exercise, joint mobility routine etc).
I have tight muscles (and a problem with abduction in the right hip, not in the left, but only the left hip hurts sometimes when I lie in bed).
Can I use your ice treatment or are the tendons too deep? My Hanna Somatics practitioner may help me finding the right spots:-). Probably the tendonitis is also in the left hip (same symptoms) but I have no MRI. Joshua:
Yes, Ice and deep ice massage is ALWAYS good.
I thought the glutes are only sore and achy because the glutes , quads, calfs, hamstrings, adductors, pes anserinus became more and more tight in the last years. Maybe because of the tendonitis? Joshua:
Usually it's a slow progression of tightness that leads to Tendonitis.
My Iliosacral joint is almost immobile, sometimes it hurts a bit (when my bodyworker brings relaxation to it).Joshua:
Super tight Psoas (IlioPsoas, really) muscles.
I will try to get an MRI on the left hip and the shoulder girdle because after reading your website I suppose my ache and hypertonus in traps and shoulder girdle and neck muscle may be tendonitis too. Should I stop exercise? I would like to join the Kettlebell Training Group because I am terribly deconditioned (I really hate being in bad shape it but I had so much fear to injure myself). Or is it kettlebell training bad for the trochanter bursitis?
Maybe Scott Sonnon's Prasara Yoga is good. I definitely like his joint mobility program for joint nutrition and restoring ROM. Joshua:
Movement is GOOD! Yoga is good. Lengthening is good. You should keep moving. Maybe not hard core, but keep moving.
I already stopped climbing, Running, Martial Arts because my body feels not right and connective tissue feels weak (injury prone). This really scares the hell out of me. I always felt strong, but since about 6 years ago it's the downward spiral. Joshua:
That's great you're aware of the Downward Spiral.
Should I give my tendons rest? But it's impossible to not use the glutes - if you don't lie in bed all day. :-) Joshua:
Same as 'movement'. Keep moving. There's a difference between Rest and Relaxation
I work as a dance instructor. Can't stop moving.
I want to be active and pain free again. I would like to get a certification as kettlebell trainer and CST Fitness instructor, but right now I feel like a tin man or a 90 year old women with arthritis.
Ultrasound collagen testing was in the lower range of "normal". We all know what that means.....Blood test: Free radicals much more than they should be. Tight muscles overall: Stress reflexes, residual tension, sensomotoric amnesia according to Thomas Hanna, Adrenal fatigue with hormonal imbalances and all the nasty symptoms).
How can I get out of the vicious circle ? Muscle tightness leads to inflammation and the inflammation leads to muscle tightness as a protecting reflex right? Joshua:
We'll get to that.
So how can I stop the muscle hypertonus. Probably not as long as there is inflammation? I am in Adrenal Fatigue a long time (I know all of Paul Chek's stuff about this and read Dr. Wilson's book. Mike Mahler's lectures about hormone optimization are also good ). Why AF?
The main source of stress and anger in the last years is the medical system that doesn't help me and good therapists are hard to find and when I find them the insurance won't pay because they pay only for treating symptoms with drugs and surgery. Joshua:
Too much exercise messes with cortisol levels, fatigue adrenals, and affect healing.
The way that the medical systems treats patients makes me angry. Joshua:
Me too. :(
It's the same way that the Agro Business treats animals. What they do with me is denial of assistance. That's the fact of the case, but it's "normal". So I am busy doing the doctor's job by myself and research about my problems and solutions by myself. At least I found a good physiotherapist and a good bodyworker.
I started Paleo style eating more or less, cutting out grains and sugar. I will double my Magnesium intake. I use fish oil, cocos oil, Vitamins and Glucosamine/Chondroitin and Vitamin D anyway. And for recovery and healing connective tissues I use Mark Warnecke's AM Sport Aminos Acids. Dara Torres swears by it. :-) Protein Powder is not so good because I have malabsorption of proteins and fats (I know from lab test and symptoms).
Keep up the good work!