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


Edinburgh Osteopath Helen How has over twenty-eight years experience of treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity Edinburgh). Registered Osteopath Helen combines the latest advances in osteopathy with a gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment ensuring that osteopathic treatment at the How Clinic is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee conditions Helen uses Video Clips exercises educational information and outcome which is sent to your computer smartphone or iphone if you wish Treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic is tailored to the individual and where necessary uses a combination of osteopathic techniques including, Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Electrotherapy, Vibrotherapy and Sports Remedial Massage. The holistic approach to osteopathy at the How Osteopathic Clinic, in addition to a full one hour treatment sessions, is designed to alleviate symptoms rapidly and can often significantly reduce the number of osteopathic treatments required. One of the few Osteopaths in Edinburgh and in Britain who uses the unique, gentle fleximatic vibrotherapy or shockwave therapy massage equipment combined with traditional osteopathic techniques in order to to find, feel and palpate those hard fibrotic bands of muscles which accumulate over the years of prolonged sitting, Helen has attended conferences held throughout the country; Helen has been using Shockwave Therapy for over 3 years now for Patella Tendons , Achilles Tendons Plantar Fasciitis and Tendon pain Hips, Upper Proximal Hamstring tendinopathy along with rehabilitation loading Contact Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ To make an appointment contact Helen on 131 551 1044 or Text /Call 07889304762