Dry needling in greater trocherantic pain syndrome

...an alternative to corticosteroid injections?

Greater trocheratic pain syndrome (GTPS) is characterized by chronic intermittent pain, combined with tenderness to palpation overlying the lateral aspect of the hip.

GTPS often goes hand in hand with a number of disorders, such as gluteal tears, trigger points or a snapping hip. The most common treatment is a corticosteroid injection. These injections are known for their adverse effects, such as osteonecrosis, osteomyelitis and hallucinations. Another possible treatment, which has way less adverse effects, is dry needling.


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