Dead Butt Syndrome (DBS), technically known as gluteus medius tendinopathy (GMT), is a painful condition caused by inflammation in the tendons of the gluteus medius muscle.
Poor gluteal and hip muscle control can lead to excess stress on the GM tendon. Runners often eschew cross-training and weight lifting, which work to strengthen the large muscles that support the pelvis while running. Consequently, the hip’s smaller muscles and tendons take on the extra pressure.
Left untreated, runners often compensate for the pain by adjusting the mechanics of their stride, placing pressure on other portions of the lower extremities. This can lead to complications and additional injuries, including trochanteric bursitis, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis and calf injury. This has been the reason why you are also suffering from ITB syndrome.
Having said that, we would recommend a program that targets the gluteus medius muscle. Here is the link: https://gluteusmediusexercises.com/.
If there is a need to address your ITB syndrome, you can check this link for some exercises: https://iliotibialbandsyndromesolution.com/
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