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Trochanteric Bursitis Leicester

If you are looking for Trochanteric Bursitis treatment in Leicester, Joint Care Clinics are HCPC-registered and members of the chartered society of physiotherapy. We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, diagnostic scans and treatment.

Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the trochanteric bursa (a thin fluid-filled sac in between the 2 gluteal tendons), which is located on top of the greater trochanter. The greater trochanter is a part of the femur (thigh bone) located outside of the hip. Greater trochanter can be palpable at the side of the trouser pocket level. These fluid-filled sacs function as cushion/shock absorbers in between tendons, bones and soft tissues or in between the muscles, tendons, and skin. When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain over the side of the hip ( at the trouser pocket level). Trochanteric pain is the most common cause of lateral hip pain.

The other bursa which can cause discomfort or pain in the hip region is the ‘iliopsoas bursa’. Iliopsoas pain is felt in the groin region or above and can lead to secondary low back pain. Iliopsoas pain can be easily confused with Hip joint pain or vice versa.

When this outer hip bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as trochanteric bursitis. This condition also known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS), is prevalent and sometimes easily treatable, and at times can be as challenging.


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Why Does Trochanteric Bursitis Occur?

Many of the body’s major joints, including the elbow, shoulder, and knee, contain bursa sacs. The little pouches are filled with a viscous fluid and are intended to lubricate joints/tendons and prevent friction between bodily parts.

Our hips are remarkably flexible and one of the largest and strongest weight-bearing joints in the body. When we walk, they provide us with strength and support. When we jump, they are able to withstand the impact. To carry out the above functionality, support from the surrounding muscles/ tendons/ ligaments are imperative. Any imbalance in the natural rhythm can lead to either soft tissue or joint problems.

Similar to other bursae, the trochanteric bursa can become inflamed when the hip is overworked or injured. Trochanteric bursitis affects approximately five out of every 1,000 persons and is more common in middle-aged or older individuals, though anybody can be affected by this.

Trochanteric Bursitis FAQS

What are some of reasons for trochanteric bursitis?

Adults who walk, run, or cycle frequently may be susceptible to trochanteric bursitis. This is due to the tightening of the iliotibial band (ITB), which is a band of connective tissue that runs from the hip to the knee along the side of the leg and over the trochanteric bursa. If the ITB is tight from excessive use, it may irritate the trochanteric bursa, resulting in trochanteric bursitis or gluteal tendinopathy (a kind of tendon wear and tear)

Other possible reasons for trochanteric bursitis are:

• Muscle rips result in hip injuries
• Sudden increase in exercise intensity.
• Post-total hip replacement
• Illnesses such as gout/other inflammatory conditions.
• Poor posture

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What are the Symptoms of Tronchanteric Bursitis?

The first sign of trochanteric bursitis is pain on the outside aspect of the hip.

Initially, the pain may be sharp, but it may become deep dull aching over time.

Aggravating Factors :

• Walking.
• Prolonged sitting.
• Staircase climbing.
• Lying on the affected side

If left untreated, the pain may begin to travel down towards the side of the knee and the bursa becomes touch-sensitive.

Consult a clinician if these symptoms persist for more than two weeks without improvement.

How is Trochanteric Bursitis Diagnosed?

When you visit ‘Joint Care Clinics’, we will carry out a physical examination, and ultrasound scan to determine the source of the pain and suggests you an appropriate treatment option, These could be rest, Hot and cold therapy, pain medication and ultrasound guided cortisone injection or Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. After the consultation, our clinicians discuss the above treatment options with you. If you prefer you can also be treated at the same time.

Occasionally, you may require X-rays to rule out other conditions. In case you do not respond to the treatment, you could be recommended to have an MRI, though this is rare. In some instances, when there is, we may carry out the diagnostic procedure. A diagnostic procedure offers the diagnostic value and confirms the source of the pain. may inject an anaesthetic into your bursa. If the discomfort disappears immediately, you likely have trochanteric bursitis.

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Is there anything I can do prior Trochanteric Bursitis Treatement?

Prior to considering injection therapy, we recommend :

Treatments are often non-invasive and simple to administer at home therapy should be considered as the first line of treatment.

They might consist of:

Ice. Every four hours, apply ice packs to the sore spot of the lateral hip for 15 to 20 minutes using a towel. The numbing effect of cold helps alleviate pain and possibly lessen the swelling and inflammation.

Anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals. OTC pain relievers including paracetamol, ibuprofen and prescription pain relievers like Naproxen, and celecoxib (Celebrex) help reduce pain and inflammation. However, you should consult a clinician if you are in doubt, and before taking them.

Rest. If you can rest your hip, it will have time to mend. Using walkers, crutches, and other devices may also be beneficial.

Physical rehabilitation. A skilled therapist can provide you with exercises to increase your flexibility and muscle strength.
Other treatments necessitate a visit to the physician’s office. They might consist of:

Surgery. Even though surgery is rarely required, the bursa can be removed if it is irreparable. Typically, it is an outpatient surgery, requiring no overnight hospitalisation. As with conventional knee and elbow operations, the surgeon will utilise an arthroscope – a type of camera – and small equipment.

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Conditions similar to Trochanteric Bursitis?

Other Conditions similar to Trochanteric Bursitis :

• Low back with radiculopathy
• Hip joint problems
• IT band syndrome
• Gluteal tear
• Bony injuries.
• Piriformis syndrome
• Iliopsoas syndrome

How may trochanteric bursitis be avoided?

Since overuse causes the majority of cases of bursitis, the most effective treatment is prevention. It is essential to avoid or change the problem-causing actions. The correction of underlying issues, such as inequalities in leg length, inappropriate posture, or poor technique in sports or the workplace.

How long does Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome take to improve?

There is no exact answer to this. As everyone is different and has different underlying symptoms. Also, body healing differs from one person to another.
Usually, Trochanteric Pain should settle in 2-3 months. But can take years too. Intermittent flare-ups are also possible.

What are the guidelines when doing physical activity?

Start slowly and progressively increase your activity level.
Use moderate force and few repetitions.
Stop if an unusual pain develops.

In what ways can I prevent Trochanteric bursitis?

• Avoid exercises that place repetitive stress on the hips.
• Strengthening of gluteal tendons.
• Lose weight if necessary.
• For leg length discrepancies, consider a shoe insert.
• Maintain flexibility and strength in the hip muscles.
• When necessary, use a walking cane or crutches for at least one week.

At Joint Care Clinics, we offer clinical consultation and ultrasound diagnostic scans to confirm the diagnosis. We offer ultrasound-guided cortisone injections ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma [PRP] and hyaluronic acid injections for Trochanteric bursitis.

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