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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Trochanteric Bursitis

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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Treatments for trochanteric bursitis cases?

Treatments for trochanteric bursitis cases?

Several are availabl: For acute bursitis, local steroid injection is often curative. When this is not possible or when symptoms are more chronic then using anti-inflammatory medications for short periods of time ( 10-14days) is helpful. In either case, physical therapy modalities may also be helpful to relieve pain. ...Read more

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Does trochanteric bursitis last forever?

No: It is generally fairly easy to treat and often cure. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does trochanteric bursitis lead to hip pain?

Does trochanteric bursitis lead to hip pain?

Trochanteric Bursa: Yes! trochanteric bursitis can cause buttock, back and hip pain. The muscles that insert into the bursal area are the hip abductors which are above and behind this area in the buttock. The pain may cause walking changes called trendelenberg gait (compensated or uncompensated). The can lead to problems with the back and hip joint area due to the abnormal walking. ...Read more

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I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

Minor and no: It is a simple injection of a numbing agent (lidocaine) and a non-water soluble (e.g., not dexamethasone) injection into the inflamed sacs causing you pain. If done properly, pain relief should be immediate. ...Read more

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What can I do for trochanteric bursitis?

What can I do for trochanteric bursitis?

Depends: Lots of things are sometimes referred to as "bursitis" of the hip. A sports medicine specialist can help to diagnose whether that is really the problem. Usually hip pain on the side is treated with some exercises, stretches and then different types of injections can be used if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat trochanteric bursitis?

See below: Relative rest, stretching and nonsteroidal medications. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat chronic trochanteric bursitis?

Exercise, injection: The total program can include physical therapy, exercise and even injections. Your diagnosis needs to be confirmed. Exercise can be crucial to your relief. Physicial therapy can guide you under direction of your physician. Injections can also lead to relief. ...Read more