Trochanteric Bursitis Hillsdale MI

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Barry J Collins
(517) 439-5411
61 W Carleton Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Angelo Joseph Sorce, MD
(517) 437-0499
451 Hidden Meadows Dr Ste 210
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1996

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Donald Edward Vanitvelt, DDS
(810) 733-3410
1100 S Linden Rd Ste G
Flint, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Waldomar M Roeser
(734) 930-7400
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Germaine R Fritz
(248) 474-5081
28100 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Colin A Mayers, DDS
(517) 439-1461
1426 Hudson Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Brian Edmund Walczak
(586) 493-8195
1000 Harrington St
Mount Clemens, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Peter Michael Boruta, MD
(248) 651-8970
1135 W University Dr Ste 100
Rochester, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1971

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David Lawrence Gerstner, MD
(269) 349-8601
485 Columbia Ave E
Battle Creek, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Bronson Methodist Hosp, Kalamazoo, Mi
Group Practice: Healthcare Midwest Hand & Elbow Surgery; Healthcare Midwest Physical Therapy; Healthcare Midwest Surgery Center

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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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