Advanced Physical Therapy

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis/Hip tendonitis is the painful inflammation of the small fluid filled sack that covers the outer hip bone. Bursitis may be due to either acute trauma, such as a fall, or repetitive stress injuries.

Physical Therapy Treatment Plan: After careful evaluation by the physical therapist, the first step in treating this condition is rest. Physical therapy treatments may include ice, ultrasound, iontophoresis, and phonophoresis. Gentle stretching, strengthening and gait analysis will be added as you are able.

After your initial prescription for physical therapy is completed, your physician and physical therapist will decide if you need to continue physical therapy or if you will be discharged to a home exercise program.

This information is provided as a learning resource for the benefit of our patients. It is NOT INTENDED to replace personal consultation with your medical professionals.

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