What to Expect From Trochanteric Bursitis Physical Therapy

Trochanteric Bursitis is a condition in which the bursa of the hips are inflamed bursae is small fluid-filled sacs between muscle ligaments and bones that provide cushioning and allow stable movement of these structures. Located on the area outside of the femur or on the thigh bone is bursae called greater trochanteric bursae. The inflammation of these bursae can cause hip pain your range of motion is limited and you also become uncomfortable with certain activities and positions

 Physical Therapy goals

The main goal of physical therapy is to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, increase flexibility and strength, and improve overall functional mobility or range of motion. Trochanteric bursitis is treated on an outpatient basis it is an outpatient physical therapy

Physical therapy treatment for trochanteric bursitis involves

  • Many exercises which stretch and strengthen the muscle of our hips
  • Manual therapy or hands-on therapy is also known as massage therapy can reduce tightness tension and spasm of muscles
  • Hot and cold therapy to reduce inflammation

Trochanteric Bursitis Exercises

Some of the common exercises for this condition are

Side-Lying Straight Leg Raise

 For Performing this exercise 

  • To perform this exercise lay down on your side with your hips, knees, and ankles stacked on top of each other
  • Contact your quad muscles of the top leg so that your knee joint is locked
  • Maintaining this contraction slowly left your top leg up while keeping your leg straight the entire time
  • Hold this leg at the top position for a second and then lower slowly repeat this exercise again

Standing Hamstring Stretch

For performing this exercise

  • Place one foot on an elevated surface like a stair step. The higher the surface the deeper will be the scratch
  • By keeping your foot elevated contract your quadriceps muscles so that your knee will completely be straightened
  • Now lean your body forward to stretch the hamstring by keeping your knee completely straight throughout this stretch, you must feel stretch in the back of your thigh and behind your knee 
  • Hold this for 30 seconds
  • Repeat it 30 times on each side
  • You can choose a higher  step length when you feel comfortable with this exercise

In addition to these exercises, there are several other exercises to treat this condition ask for a physical therapist to demonstrate each exercise for you so you didn’t hurt yourself in the process of performing any exercise these exercises are very beneficial and involve active participation but if these are not done correctly it can affect your muscles in a bad way
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