Osteopathy Treats Hip Bursitis

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“When you have adjusted the physical to its normal demands. Nature supplies the remainder.”

Dr Andrew Taylor Still. Founder of Osteopathy

Hip bursitis symptoms most often include a deep aching pain that concentrates on the outside of the hip joint at the top of the outer thigh. This sometimes includes buttock pain which may extend down the outside of the leg towards the knee. The pain is usually intense and sharp in the early stages of the condition and may develop into a dull ache over time.

Normal activities such as walking, climbing stairs, running, sitting cross-legged, getting up from a chair or prolonged standing often aggravate the symptoms. Lying on the hip at night is very painful and may be severe enough that it disturbs your sleep. Putting pressure over the trochanter with your finger increases the pain. Stiffness may develop around the hip joint

The trochanteric bursa is a large fluid filled sac which facilitates the gliding of skin, buttock and thigh tendons over the greater trochanter which is the large bump that can be felt on the outside of the femur or upper leg bone. The bursa has the function of working as a shock absorber and as a lubricant for the movement of the muscles adjacent to it thus preventing friction. Muscles attach to this bony prominence so the hip joint is able to move. When this bursa becomes inflamed and causes pain it’s called trochanteric bursitis. Trochanteric bursitis can strike anyone but seems more prevalent in females and senior patients.

The cause of trochanteric hip bursitis is usually overuse and repeated friction, often as a result of faulty biomechanics. Occasionally it can be caused by a sudden impact to the hip such as a fall […]