|Published by:||Stanford University Medical Center|
The guidelines divide treatment into 5 phases of treatment:
Acute phase: control of pain and inflammation with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ice, activity modification, and corticosteroid injection with severe pain or swelling
Sub-acute phase: correction of biomechanical abnormalities and release of myofascial restrictions with stretching and soft-tissue therapy
Recovery and strengthening phase: improve strength of hip abductors with a graded exercise programme
Return-to-running phase: 3 to 4 week programme of return to normal running activity
Rare, refractory cases: surgery may be considered.