Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)

GTPS is a condition caused by irritation of the bursas and/or tendons on the lateral aspect of the hip. Bursitis and/or tendinopathy of the gluteal attachments onto the greater trochanter is the common cause of symptoms. Typically more prevalent in women, the symptoms can vary from mild discomfort to inability to complete the most basic activities of daily living. The most common cause is due to poor lower limb biomechanics which overtime causes irritation of lateral structures causing pain.

The exercises shown encourage appropriate lower limb biomechanics, muscle recruitment and progressive loading to optimise movement patterns within the lower limb, unloading irritated soft tissues enabling efficient and timely healing of damaged structures. Please progress through these exercises at your own individual rate placing particular emphasis on technique avoiding the potential to irritate structures further. Please consult with your healthcare practitioner if symptoms fail to improve.