Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Hip Bursitis

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Hip Bursitis is the inflammation of one of the large bursa located between the gluteus maximus & minimus tendons and the greater trochanter.  This is most commonly seen in middle aged & older women who do a lot of side bending & medial rotation at the hip, or those who do a lot of running with tight gluteal muscles & hip abductor tendinopathy.  Some runners experience this if they run along a sloped surface such as running along the side of the road or banked track or if they have tight IT bands.

 

History:

  • Pain & Tenderness to the greater trochanter

 

Management:

  1. Rest – Avoid/reduce activities that include hills, stairs, uneven surfaces or travelling long distances
  2. Electrotherapy:  Ultrasound, IFC, microcurrent
  3. Ice if very painful
  4. Massage Therapy:  Gluteal muscles, IT band
  5. Adjustments & mobilization to low back and hip

 

Prognosis:

  • May take 2 weeks to 3 months depending on severity or underlying cause

 

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