Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

What is it?



Mechanism of Injury

GTPS is most common in adult women. The exact cause is not fully understood. There are many factors that can contribute to it. 

Common Management Techniques


Everybody will improve differently. For most people it will take 6 to 9 months of rehabilitation to make a return to full activities without pain. 


It is normal to have some periods of increased pain, or flare-ups, during your recovery. If this happens, you might need to reduce your exercises until the pain returns to previous levels. 


If your symptoms do not improve in 6 to 9 months, even when you have been completing an appropriate exercise programme, other treatment options can be considered. This includes injections, which you can talk to your physiotherapist about.