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.