Trochanteric Bursitis

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?
The ending of the word "itis" is defined as inflammation. Therefore, bursitis is inflammation of a bursa and tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that sits between muscles or tissues to cushion and reduce friction. In the hip there is a rather large bursa on the outside between the bony area (tronchanter) and the thick band of tissue stretching from your hip to your knee (iliotibial band). This is called the tronchanteric bursa.

This bursa can often become inflamed due to abnormal joint movements, poor posture and weakness of the surrounding musculature. This causes strain to the tissues and excessive friction on the bursa. People tend to feel pain with prolonged walking or standing. It is often, very tender to touch on the outer hip and thigh.

How physical therapy helps
Physical therapy is the first line in conservative treatment for trochanteric bursitis. Since most bursitis is due to underlying abnormal movement and weakness, our trained physical therapists evaluate your movement 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 help to restore stability to the affected area and prevent re-occurrence of the symptoms. To find out more on how we can help your hip bursitis call today!

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  • Physical Therapy Micco

    8000 Ron Beatty Blvd.
    Micco, FL 32976
    321-802-5807
  • Physical Therapy Indian Harbour Office

    2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3
    Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    321-802-5806
  • Physical Therapy Viera/Rockledge Office

    5445 Murrell Rd Ste 105
    Viera, FL 32955
    321-802-5807
  • Physical Therapy Melbourne

    709 S Harbor City Blvd Ste 100
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    321-802-5810
  • Physical Therapy Suntree Office

    6300 N Wickham Rd Ste 116
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    321-802-5813
  • Physical Therapy West Melbourne/Palm Bay

    4311 Norfolk Pkwy Ste 116
    West Melbourne, FL 32904
    321-802-5816