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David Seeger Tearse, MD
(319) 366-5633
825 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Clyde Johns, MD
(319) 364-2697
1953 1st Ave SE Ste C4
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1979

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John S Koch, MD
(319) 365-5346
2155 Cottage Grove Ln PLSE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Clayton Thomas Parks, DDS
(319) 363-3575
Parks & Schmit Orthodontics 2727 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David C Gehring, DDS
(319) 378-3333
5012 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William H Olin, DDS
(319) 365-6628
2720 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevin Robert Eck, MD
(319) 364-8746
110 34th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Brady Allen Novak, DDS
(319) 364-4222
411 10th St Se Ste 2400
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jason Lee Schmit, DDS
(319) 363-3575
Parks & Schmit Orthodontics 2727 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Clyde Johns Jr, MD
(319) 364-2697
1953 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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