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Hip Pain — Trochanteric bursitis

Dr. Krushna

Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation in the fluid sac near the joint outside the hip. When this fluid sac becomes inflamed it generates pain and discomfort in the hip. Patients often report feeling pain, localized tenderness, swelling and limited motion. The most common causes are postural dysfunction, arthritis, bursitis, muscle spasm, ligament tear or refer pain from the back.

Causes Of Pain

Postural Dysfunction — Seen in those who sit or are inactive for long periods of time. For example drivers and IT workers.

Arthritis — The most common cause of arthritis is degeneration of the hip joint, injury of soft tissues or any post operative surgery, such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.

Common Hip Injuries — Femur fracture , ligament tear ,labral tear ,inguinal hernia ,bursitis.

Cancer — Bone cancer/ Leukemia

Patients also may also experience hip pain due to avascular necrosis of hip joint, osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, compression of sciatica nerve, sacroiliitis and synovitis.


■ Buttock Pain/ Growing Pain

■ Inner Thigh Pain

■ Pain, Swelling Or Bruising After Intense Training.

■ Stiffness Of Hip Joint

■ Limping

■ Swelling Or Tenderness Of The Hip Joint


Rest. Avoid repetitive bending and direct pressure on the hip. Try not to sleep on the affected side and avoid prolonged sitting. The hormone prolactin regulates inflammation and is released during sleep. If you are not getting enough sleep, it may worsen the quality and speed of recovery putting you in deeper risk of injury.

Stretching. Try to self stretch the quadriceps, hamstring, calf, glutes and piriformis muscles. Stretching has a direct mechanical effect on inflammation regulation molecules in the tissue.

Strengthening Exercises. Do strengthening exercise for your back and lower limbs. These exercises work by breaking down muscle tissue that promotes healing long-term.

Hip mobilization. Rehabilitation to improve your range of motion. These exercises get the blood flowing, allow you to move more and decrease risk of a worsening case.

Electrotherapy. For pain management and relief. The application of electrolytes on the surface of the skin that interfere with the transmission of neural pain signals. It slows and distracts the message from the nerve to the brain.

Alternative medicine. Physical Therapy for recovery, pain management and mobility. Alternative medicine was created to diagnose the root problem and treat it, usually without medication and surgery.

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