Greater trochanteric
pain syndrome

Chiropractic Treatments for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Chiropractic Treatments for Greater trochanteric pain syndrome in Kansas City

The greater trochanter is part of your femur on the outside of your hip where your gluteal muscles attach to your femur. This place of attachment has a bursa, a small sac of fluid that acts as a cushion for the bone and protects the muscle’s tendon. The bursa can become irritated when the muscles surrounding it are functioning improperly. This results in an inflammatory process and pain is generated.

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome, commonly referred to as trochanteric bursitis, can also include other dysfunctions of the hip such as gluteal tendinopathy, IT band disorders, and myofascial trigger points.


Pain & symptoms may include:
  • Pain over the outside of the hip that can radiate down the side of the thigh
  • Pain when standing for long periods of time
  • Pain going up stairs
  • Pain rising from a chair
  • Pain walking or running
  • Pain with lying on your hip or crossing your leg
  • Swelling over the outside of the hip

Chiropractic Treatment of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Often, conservative chiropractic treatments for greater trochanteric pain syndrome in Kansas City is often very successful. At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, we will utilize soft tissue work, including Active Release Technique, FAKTR, and dry needling to address soft tissue restrictions and decrease inflammation. This will be complemented with rehab exercises to correct abnormal biomechanical movements that may be occurring.

Our treatment process


The doctors at F. I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic use research-based techniques and evidence-based functional testing to address GTPS. Our chiropractic treatment process corrects any muscle imbalances and tissue restrictions that may contribute to movement dysfunctions.

Our thorough evaluation assesses core and lower extremity strength, dynamic stability, balance, and proprioception to create a personalized treatment program to not only rehabilitate injury, but also contribute to improved sport or activity specific performance.

Possible Treatments for greater trochanteric pain syndrome

For other treatment options, check out physical therapy for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Graston Technique

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Exercises

Active Release Techniques

Frequently Asked Questions

What is greater trochanteric bursitis?

Greater trochanteric bursitis is when the bursa around the place of connection between the gluteal muscles and the femur becomes irritated and inflamed.

What kind of greater trochanteric pain syndrome exercises can I do?

During your chiropractic treatment, we will guide you through proper movement patterns and exercises that will help increase strength and stability. You will then be equipped with the knowledge to perform these exercises on your own.

are you suffering from gtps?

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

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