Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation (swelling) of the bursa (fluid-filled sac near a joint) at the outside point of the hip known as the greater trochanter.
When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain in the hip and can be red and warm to touch.
Tendonopathies & Muscle Strains
Tendonopathy is a term used to describe an inflamed tendon that has failed to heal.
A muscle strain is tiny tears in the muscle. These can however lead to bigger tears and eventually a full rupture.
When joint surfaces become rough and irregular due to bony growths (known as osteophytes), it is known as osteoarthritis. This can happen in any joint such as the shoulder, knee and hip.
There are four stages in arthritis: minor, mild, moderate, and severe.
It is only when osteoarthritis becomes severe that hip replacement surgery may be warranted due to the bone–on–bone contact.
In the minor, mild and moderate stages, however, the majority of pain is caused by the soft tissue surrounding the joint. In this case, the hip joint.
Our osteopaths can assess and treat the soft tissues such as the ligaments, tendons and muscles surrounding the hip to help alleviate some of the symptoms.
This can include deep soft tissue massage, articulation, stretching while also addressing other issues that may have been caused by the arthritis, including exercise and rehab advice. In chronic cases, we may use shockwave therapy to relieve some of the symptoms.