Buttock and Hip PainWhat 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 and lying on that side in bed.

How Trochanteric Bursitis happens

Bursa 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 bursa 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 bursa 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 Turramurra Sports & Spinal can do to treat Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Soft tissue massage to release tight muscles including the hip stabilisers and ITB.
  • Specific exercises to loosen or stretch tight structures and strengthen weak muscles. In this condition strengthening of the hip stabilisers is particularly important.
  • GaitScan and Orthotic prescription

Suitable products for Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Foam Roller: Used to loosen tight muscles around the hip and knee
  • Trigger Ball: Used to loosen tight muscles in the buttock
  • Custom-made Orthotics: To control excessive pronation and align the lower limb
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