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David B Mc Clain, DO
(515) 288-0726
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1955

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Daniel Joseph Mc Guire, MD
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St Ste 104
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982

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Daniel Joseph McGuire
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD FACS
(515) 247-8600
3660 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1947

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Michael Lyle Campbell, MD
(520) 228-2522
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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O Lee Willham, DDS
(515) 285-6134
O Lee Willham DDS PC 6101 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Dennis Kessler
(515) 247-8400
1221 Pleasant St # 590
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Mercy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Marvin H Dubansky, MD
3660 Grand Ave Unit 540
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Nicholas Honkamp, MD
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Dr. Jason Villalobos
Warren County Chiropractic
(515) 962-2166
102 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
Back pain,Chronic pain,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Upper back pain
Treatments
Carpal tunnel traction therapy,Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Spinal manipulation
Proffesional Affiliation
American Chiropractic Association,Iowa Chiropractic Society,Integrity Management 5 Star ClinicChamber of Commerce MemberBig Brothers Big Sisters of Indianola

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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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