Hip Trochanteric Bursitis is one of the most common reasons of hip pain. This condition affects both the active and inactive individuals but the condition is more common among the middle-aged women or females.

What do we mean by Hip Trochanteric Bursitis?

Hip Trochanteric Bursitis occurs when the bursa that covers the bony point of hip bone (greater trochanter) becomes irritated or inflamed. This is the most commonly inflamed bursa of the hip joint.

What are the causes of Hip Trochanteric Bursitis?

Hip Trochanteric Bursitis occurs due to the combination several factors including:

Repetitive stress-injuries resulting from running, bicycling or standing for long hours.
Hip injury
Spine diseases like; scoliosis or arthritis of the lumbar spine
Inequality in leg-length
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Previous hip surgery or prosthetic implants in the hip
Deficiency of Calcium
Bone spurs or development of calcium deposits within the tendons
Hip muscle tightness or weakness
Abnormal hip or knee structure
Poor hip or knee mechanics
What are potential symptoms of Hip Trochanteric Bursitis?

The patients suffering from Hip Trochanteric Bursitis may experiences one or more of the following symptoms:

Pain and swelling at the affected side of the hip
Tenderness on the outside of hip
Pain while lying on the affected side
Sharp Pain in the hip that changes into a dull ache and travels down the side of leg
Pain & stiffness while sitting or walking for prolonged periods
Pain while climbing stairs or sitting with legs crossed
How can Physical Therapy help to treat Hip Trochanteric Bursitis?

Physical Therapists typically suggest or prescribe the combination of stretching and strengthening activities to treat the condition and as well to eliminate the pain. Following treatments or strategies may be adopted by your physical therapist to achieve the specific goal:

Ice therapy may be used to reduce the inflammation of bursa
Electrotherapy or deep-tissue massage technique may be used to reduce pain & irritation.
Range of motion exercises are prescribed to restore normal mobility to the back, hip and knee
In order to decrease muscular tension, stretching techniques may be applied to the lower body.
Hand-on treatments may be used to move your muscles and joints in order to improve their strength & motion
Strengthening exercises may be applied to eliminate excessive strain at the trochanter.
Your Physical therapist may develop a safe and customized progressive resistance program to strengthen your lower extremity
Functional training may be provided to help you to safely transit back to your normal or routine activities
Patient education will be provided in order to eliminate the risk of re-injury. You will be educated about safer & controlled body movements
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