Is you Hip pain:- Trochanteric Bursitis?
What is it:- Bursitis – is inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled sacs located where tendons pass over bones designed to decrease friction)
Where is it:-Trochanter – is the bony bump on the outside of your hip (femur)
The trochanteric bursa lies under the tendon that connects your bottom muscles to your leg bone and is the most commonly inflamed bursa in the body.
- Pain on the outside of your hip that can refer down the outside of your leg to your knee
- Pain when you cross your legs
- Pain with walking, stairs or getting up from a chair
- Pain when you lie on your side
- Activity modification – avoiding aggravating activities to allow the bursa to settle down
- Strengthening – the muscles around your hip to decrease the load on the bursa
- Soft tissue massage and dry needling to decrease the muscle tightness around your hip
- Taping – to deload the bursa
Trochanteric bursitis is a common injury that Physiotherapist treat. The longer the pain has been there, the longer it takes to settle so getting early detection and treatment is the key.