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57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursa: As you might imagine, it is possible your activity is the cause. A good question is does swimming make it worse? Visit your orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate your pain. You also have lumbar spinal disease and may have bone spurs or other etiological factors. Rest and modify your activity- try another stroke or use a pull buoy. Read:http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00409 ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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What is trochanteric bursitis?

What is trochanteric bursitis?

Bursal inflammation: It is significant tenderness on the outside of the thigh at the level of the greater trochanter of the femur. This is where the bursa is located. ...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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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 are the consequences of trochanteric bursitis?

What are the consequences of trochanteric bursitis?

Pain: Trochanteric bursitis (also called trochanteric pain syndrome) causes discomfort at the side of the leg near the hip. Patients classically complain that they cannot lie on that side without "knifelike" pain. The condition is uncomfortable, but not dangerous in itself. Treatment usually includes anti-inflammatories, sometimes by injection into the painful area. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat trochanteric bursitis?

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

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I was diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis, iliotibital band syndrome after a work accident. I was wondering what I can do 4 the pain in my ankle area?

I was diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis, iliotibital band syndrome after a work accident. I was wondering what I can do 4 the pain in my ankle area?

Impossible to say: Have the ankle evaluated and then you will know. The answer cannot be obtained without evaluation of the problem first. ...Read more