Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is often a manifestation of tears in the gluteus medius tendon. This condition is most prevalent in female patients who are between 40 and 70 years old. A gluteus medius tear is diagnosed through a combination of the following: collection of patient medical history; performance of a thorough physical exam; and analysis of the imaging. MRI can reveal various degrees of damage, including tendinosis, a partial-thickness tear or a full-thickness tear with tendon discontinuity. Especially in the case of attritional tears, physicians initially employ a conservative treatment approach.