Trochanteric Bursitis

By April 7, 2017Common Conditions
Common Conditions

Trochanteric Bursits

Trochanteric Bursitis

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis presents as burning pain on the side of the hip and can radiate down the outside of the thigh. It is particularly common in female distance runners. It is commonly aggravated by running, climbing stairs and getting in and out of the car.

What causes Trochanteric Bursitis?

Bursae are fluid filled sacks that serve to allow smooth gliding of muscles and tendons over bones. Several factors can contribute to irritation and inflammation of the bursae about the hip. These include overuse, sub-optimal biomechanics, tight muscles, poor hip stability and over pronation of the feet. The sub optimal  biomechanics combined with overuse cause the tight muscles around the hip to compress the bursae which when repeated can cause inflammation and pain. With Trochanteric bursitis can also occur following a heavy fall onto the side of your hip.

What Complete Care Physiotherapy Centre can do to treat Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Soft tissue massage to release tight muscles including the hip stabilisers and ITB.
  • Neuro-myofascial needling to increase flexibility in the neural pathways stemming from the lower back into the hips
  • Specific exercises to loosen or stretch tight structures and strengthen weak muscles. In this condition strengthening of the  hip stabilizers is particularly important.

Suitable products for Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Foam Roller: Used to loosen tight muscles around the hip and knee

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