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Bursitis is an inflammation of the small sacs of fluid (bursae) that cushion and lubricate the areas between tendons and bones. The trochanteric bursa is a large sac separating the greater trochanter of the hip and the muscles and tendons of the thighs and buttocks.
Bursitis can affect many of the bursae around the hip, but trochanteric bursitis is the most common. Trochanteric bursitis is more common in middle-aged or elderly women than in men or younger people. One of the main causes for trochanteric bursitis can be caused by acute injury. Other caused for Trochanteric bursitis can be due to prolonged pressure on a bura or activities that require rapid joint movement.
Activities such as jogging or bicycling long distance can create irritation of inflammation within the bursa. Conditions such as gout may also increase the risk for bursitis. Symptoms of trochanteric bursitis may include: Hip pain and sometimes buttock pain but can radiate down the outside of the thigh to the knee. Activities that can make this worse can include walking, running, or sitting cross-legged with the loef over the opposite knee.
Treatment for this condition include Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Platelet Rich Plasma or Stem Cell is a non-surgical alternative. Corticosteroid injections given by your healthcare provider. Injections work quickly to decrease the inflammation and pain. Physical therapy that includes range of motion exercises and splinting. This can be very beneficial. Surgery, when other treatments are not effective.
For more information about treatment for Trochanteric Bursitis (inflammation of the bursae around the hip) in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA area, please contact us at 855-SOMA-844 (855-766-2844).