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Have You Heard Of Trochanteric Bursitis?

Do You Suffer From Hip Pain?

You may have Trochanteric Bursitis. This condition is inflammation of the fluid filled sac located on the posterior prominence of the femur where it connects to the pelvis. While this is an inflammatory condition, swelling at the hip is not usually noticeable.

Symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis Include:

–  Pain reproduced when pushing on the side and back of the hip

–  Pain with lying on the side of the sore hip

–   Pain with walking/running up hills, stairs, uneven surfaces or long distances

–   Pain with standing for long periods

–  Walking with a limp

Can Osteopathy Help?

Osteopath’s evaluate and correct underlying gait and posture abnormalities to take pressure off the sore hip. We use techniques such as soft tissue massage, myofascial release, hip traction and manipulation, dry needling and articulation to decrease pain and increase function at the hip joint. Management of Trochanteric Bursitis may include relative rest to avoid the aggravating activity especially walking up hills and stairs, or lying on the affected side. Athletes are educated on the importance of ITB stretching and hip abductor strengthening.

Generally, no surgical intervention is required because most patients respond well to conservative treatment. The prognosis of this condition is a healing time of 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the severity of the condition and resolution of the underlying cause. Steroid injections may be indicated if conservative treatment fails however results are mixed.

If you or a family member suffer from hip pain seek an Osteopath or health practitioner for advice and treatment.


If you feel you have pain or any discomfort in your body, you can call our clinic on 9908 2844 or alternatively you can book online here.

We have 9 excellent Osteopathic healthcare practitioners at Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic, for more information click here to read their profiles and find your best match.

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