Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is also known as GTPS a common hip condition. Those who suffer from GTPS experience chronic regional pain caused by several disorders of the peritrochanteric space.
The causes of GTPS can vary significantly. Those who suffer from this condition may have gone through several hip and buttock injuries, individuals who suffer from low back pain conditions, inactive lifestyles causing weakness in the buttocks, and sitting long periods in chairs/seats that are too low, crossing legs, weight-bearing through one leg whilst standing.
If you have greater trochanteric pain syndrome, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:
- Pain in the outer bottom/thigh/buttock area.
- Pain when lying down on your side.
- Increased pain during exercise (long period of walking, standing or running).
- Altered walking pattern.
- More noticeable pain when walking briskly.
- Tenderness to touch.
- Pain sitting with your legs crossed.
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