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Dr.Christopher Palmer
(256) 997-9777
315 Medical Center Drive Southwest
Fort Payne, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Aimee S Skelton, DDS
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher G Palmer
(256) 997-9777
315 Medical Center Dr Sw
Fort Payne, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.Carl Albertson
(251) 928-2401
150 S Ingleside St # 4
Fairhope, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Cyrus Herbert McCrimmon
(256) 236-4121
731 Leighton Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher G Palmer, MD
(256) 574-4448
315 Medical Center Dr SW
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1991

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Thomas William Phillips, MD
(256) 845-3862
315 Medical Center Dr SW
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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William J Bos, MD
(251) 476-5050
PO Box 86144
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Scott Thomas Arthur, MD
(205) 918-2146
1313 13th St S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 2000

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Andrew J Carter, DDS
(334) 792-5124
206 Executive Park Dr
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial 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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