Vital Care Rehab is Your Conservative Hip Specialist in Surprise
Other than a surgeon, is there a hip specialist in Surprise that understands how to treat one of the most common causes of hip pain, Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, or Greater Trochanteric Bursitis? If you have recently made a big change in your activity level you may be susceptible to this type of bursitis. It is usually felt as pain on the outside of your hip. This can give you pain when you lay on that hip, walk, or squat.
CyberPT lists some of the more common causes of this condition:
There are many factors which could contribute to trochanteric bursitis. The most common are overuse, acute injury, chronic microtrauma or regional muscle dysfunction. Overuse injuries could result from overtraining or participation in various activities such as running, skating, cycling, climbing, etc., while an acute injury could result from direct trauma to the region of the lateral hip or hip surgery. Chronic microtrauma results from small levels of strain to the lateral hip region as a result of repetitive motions, abnormal gait, altered biomechanics or abnormal posture. Regional muscle dysfunction involving tight or weak muscles could contribute to the development of trochanteric bursitis as well.
Reference – https://www.cyberpt.com/trochantericbursitis.asp
Our clinical specialists know that Greater Trochanteric Bursitis is an irritation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac. The bursa is next to the Greater Trochanter. This is the bone you feel on the side of your hip. The bursa works to help limit rubbing between the outside of the hip bone and nearby muscles. Bursitis is made worse by:
- Muscle weakness
- Poor form with activity
Our physical therapist will take time to completely examine your painful hip, lower back, knee, and foot and will ask questions about your daily activities (and exercise level) to help figure out what could be the cause. Your physical therapist will also check the strength and mobility of your hip by watching you walk and perform a variety of tests. In this way, your therapist can assess without the need for X-rays.
We will help you develop a treatment plan that will include:
- Exercises to strengthen specific muscles
- Stretches to improve flexibility
- Hands on manual therapy to decrease pain and help you move
- Ways you can help control the pain on your own