Trochanteric Bursitis

'Greater trochanteric pain syndrome' (GTPS), also known as 'trochanteric bursitis', is inflammation of the trochanteric Bursa, a part of the hip. This bursa is situated adjacent to the femur, between the insertion of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles into the greater trochanter of the femur and the femoral shaft. It has the function, in common with other bursae, of working as a shock absorber and as a lubricant for the movement of the muscles adjacent to it. Occasionally, this bursa can become inflamed and clinically painful and tender. This condition can be a manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis or of an injury (often resulting from a twisting motion or from overuse), but sometimes arises for no obviously definable cause. The symptoms are pain in the hip region on walking, and tenderness over the upper part of the femur, which may result in the inability to lie in comfort on the affected side. More often the lateral hip pain is caused by disease of the gluteal tendons which secondarily inflames the bursa. This is most common in middle-aged women and is associated with a chronic and debilitating pain which does not respond to conservative treatment. Other causes of trochanteric bursitis include uneven leg length, iliotibial band syndrome, and weakness of the hip abductor muscles. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome can remain incorrectly diagnosed for years, because it shares the same pattern of pain with many other musculoskeletal conditions. Thus people with this condition may be labeled malingerers, or may undergo many ineffective treatments due to misdiagnosis.

  • Pain in the hip
  • Pain when standing after sitting for an extended period of time
  • Painful to lay on affected hip
  • Swelling in the hip
  • Weakness in the lower extremity
  • Point tender on the lateral hip
  • Overuse
  • Repetitive running, walking, squatting
  • Trauma
  • Direct blow
  • Muscle imbalance
  • ROM and stretching
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Hip stabilization exercises
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Core stabilization exercises
Trochanteric Bursitis Phase I

Purchase Phase

  • Lotus
  • Adductor Straddle
  • Child Pose
  • Kneeling Hip Flexor
  • Prone Thomas Stretch
  • Single Leg Bridge
  • Hip IR ER Rotation With T-band
  • Prone Hip Extension Adduction Abduction T Band
  • Stationary Bike
  • Gait II

Trochanteric Bursitis Phase II

Purchase Phase

  • Step Overs
  • Step Downs
  • Restorative Shoulder Quadrant
  • Sit Up Squat
  • Single Leg Balance
  • Kettle Bell Swings

Trochanteric Bursitis Phase III

Purchase Phase

  • Bridge Marching
  • Glute Med Wall Sit
  • Step Overs In Mase
  • Single Leg Squat And Touch
  • T Band Defensive Slides
  • Speed Skaters
  • Lunge Walk Med Ball Rotation
  • 3-Dot Squat 2 Hands