Trochanteritis

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What is trochanteritis?

Trochanteritis is the name given to inflammation of the bursae, which are a type of bags that protect and cushion the movements and friction of the bones, as well as muscles and tendons, against each other.

It should be noted that in the trochanter area there are four bursae, and the one that usually causes the most problems is the one located between the greater trochanter and the tensor fascia lata.

In general terms, it runs through the outer thigh to knee. What happens is that both parts rub together and the inflammation and pain that is so characteristic of this problem occurs.

Symptoms of trochanteritis

  • Throbbing pain, intense, intermittent that without treatments becomes continuous.
  • Discomfort walk.
  • Pain in the hip area, which can also be felt in the thigh.
  • Pain intense after standing up, after sitting.
  • Pain when climbing stairs.

Causes of trochanteritis

As mentioned above, it is produced by excess friction of the tensor fascia lata muscle (the separation of the hip).

Therefore, the athletes Those who are exposed to long days of exercise are the people who suffer the most from trochanteritis. For example, marathon runners.

On the other hand, generally the people who suffer the most are due to a accumulation of repetitive microtrauma. This means that most people who suffer from trochanteritis may be due to repetitive movements, with a high rhythm, considerable muscular effort and maintaining incorrect postures.

The problem is that it is possible to notice discomfort with just a few movements. Afterwards, it is not given much importance because the pain is minimal, and some time later, due to continued exposure to the situation that causes the microtrauma, symptoms worsen.

How is trochanteritis treated?

Existing treatments

He treatment of trochanteritis consists of reduce pain first and the inflammation provoked. It consists of a conservative treatment (surgery is not performed) that seeks to condition the area to begin a rehabilitation program that prevents the appearance of trochanteritis.

Since the first step is to reduce pain and inflammation, the patient is talked to to find out their work out, or the type of job you have to know first-hand what is happening to you. causing problems in the joints.

Afterwards, physical activity is temporarily suspended or a alternative so as not to worsen the situation.

That does not mean that you cannot continue exercising, the only thing is that it is very likely that other types of exercise will be recommended. low impact exercises because it is necessary for the patient to remain in shape for a faster recovery.

Regarding the work of physiotherapist, we mainly work on the bursas (the bags that protect from friction). For this reason, the patient is educated regarding stretches and exercises that increase flexibility for better recovery and prevent recurrence.

It is also recommended to strengthen the muscles in the area with specific exercises to balance the area and avoid joint friction.

Therefore, we seek to prevent, educate and strengthen the patient so that they do not suffer from trochanteritis again.

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