Greater trochanteric pain syndrome results in pain over the outside of the hip and usually does not result in pain in the groin area. It is thought to be the result of inflammation or tendonitis in the soft tissues on the outside of the hip joint.
Symptoms include persistent pain in the lateral hip radiating along the lateral aspect of the thigh to the knee and occasionally below the knee and/or buttock. Treatment usually consists of conservative measures, such as physical therapy, weight loss, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and behavior modification. Other treatment options include injections performed with corticosteroid and local anesthetic.