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hip pain

Dry Needling as Effective as Cortisone Injections for Hip Pain

By Mel   •   August 7th, 2017

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip. The medical community once thought that a swollen hip bursa was the source of such pain, which led to the use of corticosteroid injections to the bursa to help decrease swelling and pain. However, researchers now believe that injuries to the muscles and tendons around the hip are the actual cause of this pain, and that inflammation is often not involved. A study published in the April 2017 issue of JOSPT found dry needling as effective as cortisone injections to reduce pain and ...read more