Trochanteric Bursitis Causes
Running and other activities that require frequent flexion of the hip can overstress the trochanteric bursa. As well, the iliotibial band that runs over-top of the bursa may become tight for a variety of reasons putting extra pressure on the bursa during upper leg movements. Some activities and conditions that can contribute to trochanteric bursa include:
As well as the common causes of bursitis, trochanteric bursitis can occur following surgery. Patients who have undergone surgery for a hip replacement or fractured hip often complain about pain over the outside of the hip which is usually caused by irritation of the bursa. Trochanteric bursitis is also known to occur as a complication of arthroscopic surgery, although it is estimated to have a low occurrence rate (1.4% of all trochanteric bursitis cases).
Trochanteric Bursitis Treatments
Relieving the symptoms of bursitis initially focuses on keeping the pressure off the bursa and resting your hip. This can be difficult when you have to carry on with daily activities, but resting whenever you can is recommended. During your recovery you will probably have to modify or avoid the activities that stress your bursa until your pain and inflammation settle.
Treatments should involve decreasing swelling, relieving stress on the hip joint, correcting any bio-mechanical dysfunction (uneven leg length, bone spur, etc.), treating scar tissue, and then restoring strength and movement in your leg and hip. Surgery may be required if your bursa irritation is a result of a bone formation problem, such as a bone spur.
If you have been diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis, consider reading through our Trochanteric Bursitis Treatments page. It is likely that you will notice a surprising change in your bursitis recovery if you choose to take conservative treatments seriously and treat yourself at home every single day. Almost all of our bursitis clients have experienced substantial benefits including significant pain reduction and a marked improvement in the range of motion in their hip. We of course guarantee that you will encounter the same benefit through our 60 day money-back return policy: if you use our products as instructed and do not experience improvement, return our product and we will give you your money back!
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