Hip Bursitis Pain: Causes and Treatments

Hip Bursitis

What is it: Hip Bursitis or trochanteric bursitis occurs when the bursa in the hip becomes inflamed and swells. A bursa is a sac of fluid which reduces friction between surfaces in the body. The trochanteric bursa is located on the outside of the hip over the hip bone.

Important Facts: The main symptom of hip bursitis is pain at the point of the hip. The pain usually extends to the outside of the thigh area. In the Hip Bursitisearly stages, the pain is usually described as sharp and intense. Later, it may feel achier and spread out.

Hip bursitis (trochanteric) can be caused by running. Hip pain is not at all uncommon among runners and joggers, and this can be from bursitis.

The greater trochanteric bursa lies on top of the hip bone, allowing the iliotibial band to glide smoothly over the hip bone. Running results in repetitive movement of the IT band over the bursa, which may result in greater trochanteric bursitis. Similarly, if the IT band is tight it will exert excessive pressure on the bursa, resulting in greater trochanteric bursitis.

Treatment Duration: The initial treatment for hip bursitis does not involve surgery. Many people with hip bursitis can experience relief with simple lifestyle changes.

Your health care provider may recommend temporary rest or immobilization of the affected joint.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may relieve pain and inflammation. Formal physical therapy is helpful as well. Surgery is rarely required.

Do’s/Don’ts: If the pain is affecting your gait or you are limping, then you should not run. Avoid hills and up-tempo or faster running. Icing after activity and again at bedtime can help with the inflammation in the bursa.

Common Myths: Recently, MRI and ultrasound studies have brought into serious doubt the idea that bursitis is the etiology for trochanteric pain.

Breakthrough Treatment: At Sport and Spine Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Tampa and Wesley Chapel, FL our Dr. Ryan Whelton implements a revolutionary treatment method for hip bursitis that offers immediate hip pain relief using, no needles, no drugs, no manipulations and no surgery! This hip pain treatment is so cutting edge, you will not find this anywhere else in Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL or the U.S.

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Ryan Whelton has developed a true breakthrough that often instantly dramatically decreases or eliminates pain, increases range of motion and decreases muscle spasm all in just seconds to minutes. Patients also experience an accelerated healing rate. Education Northeastern University; Doctor of Physical Therapy Northeastern University; M.S. in Physical Therapy Northeastern University; B.S. in Rehabilitation Science Subspecialties Chronic Pain Back and Neck Pain Sports Injuries (including high-level ballerinas, gymnasts, baseball, football, soccer, basketball) TMJ/Jaw Pain Migraine/Tension Headaches Injury Prevention in Adolescents Veterans Hospital (Tampa, FL) Ryan spent almost 3 years rehabilitating our nation's veterans and active duty soldiers returning from war. He had the opportunity to rehab injuries most PTs never see in their career. Rehabilitating soldiers with orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injures, soldiers with burns, soldiers who are single and double amputees, chronic pain, cardiac rehabilitation, post surgical patients. Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins (NBA, NHL) Ryan worked alongside their head athletic trainers/physical therapists, at their clinic, and courtside, providing premier care for top athletes. New England Patriots (NFL) As an employee, he provided physical therapy to professional football players training for their upcoming season, at practice, before games, and during the Super Bowl. College Football (Division IA, ACC) The private physical therapist/personal trainer for the leading rusher in the history of Boston College. NFL Draft Trained athletes in New Orleans preparing themselves for grueling workouts and testing of the NFL combine. Ryan also trained athletes in New Orleans preparing for the NFL Draft, rehabilitating their injuries and increasing speed, strength and overall wellness. Radio Co-Host Ryan can be heard on the radio speaking to over a quarter of a million listeners, Saturdays on 860 AM "The Home Team." Due to his extensive experience in professional sports and working with other high level athletes he was asked to co-host the show as the official "Injury and Rehabilitation Expert" by "The Home Team." The show is hosted by arena voice of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and press box voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , Paul Porter. Personal Throughout his life he has not only been the clinician, but the patient. These experiences have given him a unique perspective on how he approaches and treats patients. He is able to better empathize with people who are in pain and/or disability. As a full scholarship collegiate athlete, he learned to juggle the rigors of 7.5 years of physical therapy school, with his athletic obligations, family and friends. This taught him how to create balance in his life while still striving to achieve his goals. Outside of Work When not working, Ryan loves; spending time with his wife, Jill, and son, Cameron. He also enjoys scuba diving, yoga, running, lifting weights, fishing, golfing, skiing, Aikido, yoga, Pilates, mountain biking, dog training and spending time at the beach. Ryan likes to travel and is trying to see as much of the world as he can.

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