Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a combination of both gluteal tendon injuries, tendinopathy and bursitis surrounding the hip joint. GTPS can be caused by direct trauma from a fall, prolonged pressure to the hip area, repetitive movements (walking/running), commencing unaccustomed vigorous exercise, weight-bearing on the one leg for long periods, hip instability or the result of a sporting injury. It can also be caused by prolonged sitting.
Physiotherapy can help this painful condition. Treatment may include rest and pain management. It may also require joint mobilisation and exercises. Stabilisation exercises for the abdominals and lumbar spine, that strengthen the core muscles, as well as various moves to stretch the hips.
You may be taught activity modification advice and balance/agility training and gait training, in conjunction with soft tissue massage, Dry Needling or Radial Pulse Wave (RPS) therapy.
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