Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
The greater trochanter is a bony protuberance on the outside of the hip. Irritation of the sac on top of the greater trochanter, called the bursa, causes pain. The pain can be treated by calming down the affected muscles and joints, as well as strengthening the muscles.
Osteoarthritis of the hip and knees
Osteoarthritis describes changes of the joints through wear and tear. Hands-on treatment cannot change the joints, but can improve movement as part of management, which should include strengthening exercises to support the joints and good diet, to nourish the joint cartilage and reduce inflammation.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
This is often experienced as a sharp pain on the outside of the knee, particularly when walking up and down stairs. Iliotibial band syndrome actually originates from a lack of control of the pelvis from the muscles of the hip. Management includes strengthening and control exercises.