Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS), also known as trochanteric bursitis or hip bursitis, is a condition characterized by pain and tenderness on the outer side of the hip. It is a common cause of hip pain and is often seen in middle-aged or older adults, particularly women.
The greater trochanter is a bony prominence on the side of the hip, where several muscles and tendons attach. The trochanteric bursa is a small fluid-filled sac located between the greater trochanter and the overlying muscles and tendons. When this bursa becomes inflamed or irritated, it can cause pain and tenderness in the hip area, which is known as trochanteric bursitis.
Symptoms of GTPS may include:
Risk factors for GTPS may include:
Treatment for GTPS may include:
It is important to seek medical attention from a healthcare provider if you suspect you may have GTPS, as early diagnosis and treatment can help improve outcomes and prevent long-term complications.