Hip Trochanteric Bursitis

In the hip there is a large bursa called the trochanteric bursa.  A bursa is a fluid filled sac that sits between muscles or tissues to cushion and reduce friction.  The trochanteric bursa can often become inflamed due to repetitive motions or positions that put pressure on the bursa around a joint.  People with trochanteric bursitis tend to experience tenderness to touch at their hip and feel pain with prolonged walking or standing.

How our physiotherapists can help

Since most bursitis is due to underlying abnormal movement, our trained physiotherapists will examine your movements to pinpoint the source of the trouble. Modalities may be used to alleviate pain and discomfort, while hands-on therapy improves joint mechanics and range of motion.  Finally, gentle strengthening exercises and joint coordination exercises are introduced to help restore stability to the affected area and prevent re-occurrence of the symptoms. Book an appointment today to let us help you walk comfortably again!