What is Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis?
What causes Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis?
Trochanteric Bursitis can be caused by repetitive trauma through excessive walking, running or cycling, where muscles or tendons have been rubbing over the Trochanteric Bursa causing too much friction. If posture, gait or running technique is incorrect, the Bursa is more likely to become inflamed since the muscles or tendons will not be rubbing over the Bursa as they should.
A fall or sudden impact through sports may also damage the Bursa and cause Hip Bursitis.
Other diseases such as arthritis, calcium deposits in the tendons, weak hip muscles or a tight ITB that leads to improper posture can also cause Trochanteric Bursitis.
When to Seek Treatment for Hip Bursitis?
As with most conditions, earlier treatment will allow a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurance. Also, as somebody with hip pain starts to walk differently, other parts of their body (ie. back) can go out of alignment too from improper gait.
Bowen Treatment for bursas may be very effective at reducing the pain, and significantly improve the rate of healing.
Without treatment and continuing the activity that is aggravating the bursa, the pain will likely get worse. Tendons or muscles rubbing over a damaged bursa that no longer provides protection or lubrication may also become damaged.