Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is a very common condition characterized by the inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, which is a fluid filled sac that provides cushion and reduces friction between a bone and the surrounding muscles and tendon.

Symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Pain is located on the outer part of the hip. It may also radiate down the thigh.
  • Pain gets worse with activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Pain can also spread, or radiate, down your thigh.
  • Swelling may be present near the greater trochanter
  • Stiffness of the hip joint
  • Limited range of motion on the hip 

Trochanteric Bursitis is more common in people who relate to the following:

  • Age. It is more common over the age of 40.
  • Athletes such as runners or soccer players
  • Individuals who are overweight or obese
  • Certain medical conditions like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Individuals with a history of hip surgeries or hip injuries such as dislocation or fractures.

Physiotherapy Treatment for Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Hands-on techniques to help improve joint mobility and reduce tension and tightness in the hip muscles
  • Strengthening Exercises to help improve the stability and strength of the hip as well as its surrounding muscles.
  • Education on proper biomechanics.
  • Stretching exercises are used to improve flexibility and relieve tension and reduce pressure on the bursa.
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound to help increase blood flow to the affected area and promote healing.
  • Education on postural awareness and activity modification.

If you have any type of hip pain, contact us to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists today!