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 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
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is often very successfully treated conservatively. Soft tissue work, including Active Release Technique, FAKTR, and dry needling will be utilized 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 treatment process corrects any muscle imbalances and tissue restrictions that may be contributing to movement dysfunctions.
Our thorough evaluation will assess 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.
The Chiropractic Graston Technique is one of the leading instrument assisted soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Chiropractic Rehabilitation Exercises
Chiropractic Rehabilitative Exercise that favors quality of the movement over quantity of reps is key to restoring proper function.Learn More
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 appointment 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.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.