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Trochanteric Bursitis Causes and Treatment

Are you experiencing persistent hip pain that just won’t seem to go away? It could be hip (trochanteric) bursitis, a condition characterized by painful swelling near your hip joint. But fear not – our pain management clinic is here to provide you with expert care and relief.

Understanding Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis occurs when the bursa – small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion spaces around bones and tissues – near your greater trochanter becomes damaged, inflamed, or irritated. This results in discomfort and tenderness in the affected area, making everyday activities challenging and painful.

Identifying the Symptoms and Causes

Hip pain is the primary symptom of trochanteric bursitis, often felt on the outside of the hip, in the upper thigh, or buttock. This pain may worsen when lying on the affected side or when engaging in activities such as walking or climbing stairs.

Various factors can contribute to the development of trochanteric bursitis, including repetitive motions such as lifting heavy objects or participating in activities like cycling or running. Additionally, hip injuries, poor posture, and certain health conditions like arthritis or diabetes can increase the risk of developing this condition.

Diagnosis and Testing

Diagnosing trochanteric bursitis typically involves a thorough physical examination by our healthcare providers. Additionally, diagnostic tests such as X-rays, ultrasounds, or MRIs may be utilized to confirm the presence of swollen bursa and rule out other potential causes of hip pain.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

At our pain management clinic, we offer comprehensive treatment options to alleviate your hip discomfort and improve your quality of life. Depending on the severity of your condition, our experienced team may recommend the following:

  1. Rest and Activity Modification: Taking a break from activities that aggravate your symptoms allows the bursa time to heal. Our providers will offer guidance on the duration of rest and modifications to your routine.
  2. Pain Management Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help reduce inflammation and alleviate discomfort. Our providers will ensure safe and appropriate use of these medications.
  3. Assistive Devices: Canes or crutches may be recommended to reduce pressure on your hip joint while walking or moving around.
  4. Physical Therapy: Our skilled physical therapists will develop a personalized exercise regimen to strengthen the muscles surrounding your hip joint and improve flexibility. These exercises can aid in the healing process and prevent future flare-ups.
  5. Injections: In some cases, corticosteroid injections may be administered directly into the affected area to reduce inflammation and provide relief from pain.
  6. Surgical Intervention: While rare, surgery to remove the bursa may be considered if conservative treatments fail to alleviate symptoms after six months.

Affordable Care Accepted by Major Health Insurance

At our pain management clinic, we understand the importance of accessibility to quality healthcare. That’s why we accept major health insurance plans, ensuring that our services are affordable and accessible to all.

Don’t let hip pain hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Schedule an appointment with our pain management experts today and take the first step towards a pain-free tomorrow by calling (469) 444-7246.

**Disclaimer: This webpage is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for personalized diagnosis and treatment.

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