How do you treat trochanteric bursitis?

How do you treat trochanteric bursitis?

How is trochanteric bursitis treated?

  1. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
  2. Corticosteroid injections given by your healthcare provider.
  3. Physical therapy that includes range of motion exercises and splinting.
  4. Surgery, when other treatments are not effective.

What is the cause of trochanteric bursitis?

What causes trochanteric bursitis? Trochanteric bursitis can be caused by an acute injury, prolonged pressure on the affected area, or activities that require repeated twisting or rapid joint movement, such as jogging or bicycling long distances. These activities may lead to irritation or inflammation within the bursa.

Does trochanteric bursitis go away?

Treatments. Hip bursitis will often get better on its own as long as it is not caused by an infection. To heal your hip bursitis, you will need to rest the affected joint and protect it from any further harm. Most patients feel better within a few weeks with proper treatment.

How long does trochanteric bursitis take to heal?

Most trochanteric bursitis resolves on its own after two weeks. If home treatment hasn’t relieved your discomfort after two weeks, it’s time to see a doctor.

What is the fastest way to heal bursitis of the hip?


  1. Ice. Apply ice packs to your hip every 4 hours for 20 to 30 minutes at a time.
  2. Anti-inflammatory medications. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), and prescription pain relievers such as celecoxib (Celebrex) can reduce pain and swelling.
  3. Rest.
  4. Physical therapy.

How do you get rid of bursitis fast?

Apply ice to reduce swelling for the first 48 hours after symptoms occur. Apply dry or moist heat, such as a heating pad or taking a warm bath. Take an over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve, others), to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

What not to eat if you have bursitis?

Eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fatty fish to help reduce inflammation. Avoid processed foods and foods high in sugar and fat.

Is there a cure for trochanteric bursitis?

Most physicians will tell you that simply relieving the bursitis is all that’s required to stop the pain of trochanteric bursitis. But after years of taking care of hip pain and operating on trochanteric bursitis, I no longer think that inflammation is the major cause of long term problems with trochanteric bursitis.

What does trochanteric bursitis mean in medical terms?

Trochanteric Bursitis. Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled sac near a joint) at the part of the hip called the greater trochanter.

How to treat bursitis on the outside of the hip?

Most patients find relief with stretching of the muscles and tendons that are found over the outside of the hip, specifically the iliotibial band. The idea is that a better-conditioned muscle and tendon will glide more easily and not cause hip bursitis. Special attention to proper stretching technique is important.

When to switch to heat for trochanteric bursitis?

Once the throbbing and swelling subside, you’re going to want to lay off the ice and switch to heat. At this point, your pain will begin to switch from sensations of inflammation to feelings more akin to stiffness. Application of heat will help you loosen you up and speed healing.