Lateral Hip Pain has many causes and one of the more common is Great Trochanteric Pain Syndrome or Lateral Hip Pain from hip tendons
shockwave: does it work like magic for the greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
GTS is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions. Non-operative techniques include weight management, non-steroid all anti-inflammatory drugs, home exercise, corticosteroid injections, and medical shockwave treatment stop however randomised high quality clinical trials comparing the effectiveness of the various treatments are lacking stop the purpose of this multiple centred randomised controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of electromagnetic focus shockwave in patients with GTPS
this is encouraging for both patients and clinicians
Shockwave for GTPS Editorial
First, GTPS is usually a chronic condition which flares up that might require frequent nonoperative treatments to reduce the high level of pain and improve quality life. When anti-inflammatory is an physiotherapy stop working, more invasive treatments are usually considered. Although corticosteroid injections usually provide immediate short-term pain relief that lasts up to 3 months, it is not usually lasting less than 12 months the level evidence for this current study includes that focus shockwave is another non-operative management modality to consider for patients with GTP because it may provide significant pain reduction and improved quality of life.
Here is a recent RCT using Focus Shockwaves on Gluteal hip Tendinopathy
Carlisi(2018)- fSWT in GTPS – RCT