A GP guide to lateral hip pain

How to approach the assessment, diagnosis and management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Need to know:

  • Exercise with education on avoiding gluteal tendon compression and load management is beneficial for greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS).1,2
  • In the long term, exercise plus education about avoiding gluteal tendon compression are associated with better outcomes than corticosteroid injection.1
  • Imaging is not recommended for the diagnosis of GTPS, as pathology in the gluteal tendons and/or associated bursae is common in older