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Ranbir Singh, MD
(336) 629-4171
542-B White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Gurmukh Singh Walha, MD
(336) 629-4171
542 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Thomas Osteen
(336) 626-2688
Ste A, 138 Dublin Square Road
Asheboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Randolph
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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James M Rich, DMD
(336) 625-2044
513 White Oak St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel F Murphy, MD
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Business
Murphy & Wainer Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Lance Thayer Sisco, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986

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Thomas Lee Osteen, MD
(336) 626-2688
138 Dublin Square Rd Ste A
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael Kania, DDS
(336) 629-9115
417 N Church St
Asheboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jene Franklin Jordan, DDS
(336) 431-7373
209 Balfour Dr
Archdale, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William A Huff MD
(910) 596-5633
520 Beaman St
Clinton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Hip Pain Info - Trochanteric bursitis

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

What is a bursa?

A bursa is a small sac that usually contains a small amount of fluid. It acts as a cushion between bones and softer tissues such as muscles and tendons. A bursa also reduces the friction between bones and these tissues.

What is the trochanteric bursa?

The trochanteric bursa is the bursa that is located at the outer part of the hip, often referred to as the "point" of the hip. The part of the thigh bone (femur) that forms the "point" of the hip is called the greater trochanter. The trochanteric bursa acts as a cushion between the greater trochanter and the overlying muscles and tissues.

What is trochanteric bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis is the term used to describe irritation (inflammation) of the trochanteric bursa. When the bursa is irritated it can become larger and fill with more fluid.

What does trochanteric bursitis feel like?

Trochanteric bursitis is a common cause of hip pain. The pain is felt over the outer part of the hip. Once the bursa is irritated the pain can be made worse by overuse activities or by direct pressure on the bursa.

How do people get trochanteric bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis has been associated with the following:

  • Repetitive or overuse activities such as running, cycling or stair climbing.
  • Direct injury to the trochanteric bursa such as falling and hitting the "point" of the hip on the ground or on ice, bumping the trochanteric bursa on a table edge or putting pressure on the trochanteric bursa by lying on one side for long periods of time.
  • Bone spurs on the greater trochanter or calcium deposits inside the trochanteric bursa.
  • Leg length differences, scoliosis or other structural problems that affect the way people walk.
  • Previous surgery to the hip such as total hip replacement surgery or surgery to fix a broken hip.
  • Arthritic conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The trochanteric bursa can become irritated in anyone even if they do not have any of the above conditions. In general, trochanteric bursitis is more common in women, middle aged people and in older people.

What is the treatment for trochanteric bursitis?

The treatment for trochanteric bursitis depends on the cause and the severity of the bursitis. Treatment may include stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, anti-in...

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