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Arthur De Wayne Black, MD
(228) 875-8558
PO Box 1918
Gautier, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1991

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Christopher E Wiggins, MD
(228) 762-3664
PO Box 1283
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: George County Hospital, Lucedale, Ms; Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Osteoporosis Treatment

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Charlton Henry Barnes
(228) 769-6000
4211 Hospital St Ste 103
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donnis Kline Harrison
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric Darcy Washington, MD
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984

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Samuel Bowen Mayfield, DDS
(228) 769-2881
2703 Pascagoula St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charlton Henry Barnes, MD
(228) 769-6000
PO Box 1363
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: George County Hospital, Lucedale, Ms; Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Barnes Gulf Coast Orthopaedics

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Eric D Washington
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher Edward Wiggins
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael John Christie, MD
(615) 342-0038
147 Reynoir St
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn; Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Southern Joint Replacement

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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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