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Hip, low back and gluteal pain often overlaps to cause difficulty in coming to a clear and succinct diagnosis. There are a number of conditions which fit into this ‘overlapping conditions of the hip‘ category. Examples of these conditions include:
- Radicular pain from Lumbar spine origin
- Sciatic nerve entrapment
- Obturator internus/gemellus syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Quadratus femoris/ischiofemoral pathology
- Problems at the hamstrings
- Gluteal muscles disorders
The differential diagnosis of pain and dysfunction a challenging task due to the complicated anatomy of the Sacroiliac joint, the Lumbar spine and the buttock area. The diagnosis is even challenged more by the inconsistency of MRI findings and imaging with the symptoms leading to misdiagnosing the conditions. Using subjective assessment measures and special tests can give an idea of the symptoms but without specifying the source of the pain. Up to this day, there are no fixed guidelines for the diagnosis of buttock pain.
Learn with Expert Tanya Bell-Jenje
Tanya Bell-Jenje is an international lecturer and developer of Groovi Movements Physio Software. She is a founder of Bell Rogers & Harris Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. Clincially she has been Physiotherapist for various National Sports & Teams such as South African Men’s Cricket and Ladies Hockey. Academically she is an honorary lecturer at Wits University and has presented at conferences and workshops throughout the world.
Tanya is an expert in the field of hip/gluteal pain and Physioplus members can access her courses to help differentiate between overlapping symptoms of the hip.