KISS: Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

A 45 year old woman with a painful hip comes to see you. She’s normally fit and active, but is now getting pain that is disturbing her walking and waking her at night.

A 45 year old woman with a painful hip comes to see you. She’s normally fit and active, but is now getting pain that is disturbing her walking and waking her at night. You suspect this may be the syndrome formerly known as trochanteric bursitis. This is now called greater trochanteric pain syndrome, to reflect the fact that it is often not inflammatory in cause and most cases are due to tendinopathy. It is thought to account for up to 20% of all hip presentations in primary care.

But how should we diagnose it and how should we manage it? And given that it is mostly non-inflammatory do steroid injections help? See this month's KISS, or join us for a free webinar on this and other, topics to find out.

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