Trochanteric bursitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling around the hip joint, most commonly on the outside of the hip.
It occurs when the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac, becomes inflamed.
The condition is often caused by overuse, injury, or degenerative changes in the hip joint.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Rest and Ice: Applying ice to the affected area can help to reduce swelling and pain. Resting the hip and avoiding activities that worsen the pain can also help.
Physical Therapy: A physical therapist can develop an exercise program that strengthens the hip muscles and improves flexibility.
Anti-inflammatory Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help to reduce pain and swelling.
Steroid Injections: Corticosteroid injections can be used to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving function in some people with trochanteric bursitis.
Trochanteric bursitis can be treated without surgery, but it is important to receive an accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plan from a healthcare provider.
Non-surgical treatments, such as rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and acupuncture, can help to reduce pain and improve function in those with trochanteric bursitis.
With proper treatment and management, most people with trochanteric bursitis are able to return to their normal activities and enjoy pain-free movement.