Physical therapy for hip bursitis

Rich-DefalcoDo you suffer with hip pain? Do you have pain that is located on the outside of the hip and thigh, or in the buttock? Does the pain get worse with activities such as walking and stair negotiation? Do you have pain with lying on the affected side? If yes to these questions, then you may have trochanteric bursitis of the hip.

Trochanteric bursitis is when there is inflammation of the bursa of the hip. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that is situated in areas where friction might occur, such as between tendon and bone. Bursa act as a buffer between opposing surfaces, such as bone and tendon. When the bursa becomes inflamed and irritated it causes pain in the hip. This pain is reflected in the manner mentioned above, pain on the outside of the hip that is increased with activity.

Causes of bursitis can be traumatic, such as a fall on the side of the hip, or Probumping the hip into an object. It can also be caused by repetitive overuse such as running, cycling, or work related tasks. There may be structural issues, such as a leg length discrepancy or spinal misalignment such as scoliosis. Though these are not the only causes of bursitis, they are some of the more common. It is a common condition in women, due to anatomical predispositions, as well as in elderly individuals. Any condition that may cause abnormal pressures along the outside of the hip has the potential to lead to trochanteric bursitis.

Depending on the length and severity of the symptoms, there are different options for treatment. The goals of treatment are to reduce the inflammation/pain and restore normal mobility. Conservative treatment may include non-steroidal inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy. When all else has failed, surgery may be indicated, though research has shown that conservative treatments are quite effective.

The goal of physical therapy would be one that focuses on identifying the causative factors of the condition, and alleviating the pressures on the bursa. During your examination by one of our board certified orthopedic physical therapists, we will identify areas of dysfunction. These areas may be muscle weakness, soft tissue tightness, and poor movement patterns. A plan of care would be established to address these areas through prescriptive exercise, manual (hands-on) therapy, and modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation). The goal with any physical therapy regiment is to eliminate the problem and educate an individual on strategies to keep it that way.

One of the newest and most effective procedures that we have incorporated in our offices with great success is dry needling. The name sounds worse than the actual procedure! Dry needling is a process by which fine gauge solid filament needles are inserted into the symptomatic dysfunctional area to create tiny lesions (micro trauma) in the underlying soft tissue. These lesions stimulate the body’s natural response of healing by way of secretion of proteins and the blood factors responsible for tissue remodeling to the affected areas, as well as stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous system to create a decrease in pain. In other words, the micro trauma that is caused in the tissue creates an environment that allows the tissue to remodel and repair itself. Because the needles are of an extremely fine gauge, the procedure has minimal pain associated with it.

A thorough history and physical examination by a board certified orthopedic physical therapist can determine if you would be a candidate for physical therapy to address your hip pain. At Professional Rehabilitation Services we pride ourselves in distinction and providing a higher level of care. So if you or someone you know is having hip pain or another musculoskeletal problem and would like to know more about dry needling or other physical therapy options, seek the consultation of a physical therapist at one of our five locations or see your physician for a referral to one of our facilities. Physical therapy is a regularly covered service by most health insurance plans. Free 15 minute consultations are a great way to identify if you are a candidate for treatment!

At Professional Rehabilitation Services, we treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions using the latest in evidence based therapies provided by highly credentialed physical therapists. Professional Rehabilitation Services has five convenient locations in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach and Conway. For further information on this or other related topics you can contact Richard DeFalco, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CWcHP at Professional Rehabilitation Services (Myrtle Beach) (843) 839-1300, Brian P. Kinmartin PT, DPT, MTC, STC, OCS, CWcHP (Pawleys Island) (843) 235-0200, Richard A. Owens, MPT,OCS, Cert.SMT, CWcHP (Surfside) (843) 831-0163 and (Conway) (843) 773-3031, or visit our website at www.prsrehabservices.com where you can learn more about the company and even download a referral form for your physician to fill out. You can also call and schedule a free 15 minute consultation!

Panthers take region title, four local teams advance

Panthers take region title, four local teams advanceThe Carolina Forest girls golf team captured the Region 6-5A [more]

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crown

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crownMonday's Region 6-4A girls golf tournament came down to a [more]

Record crowd sees Chants fall short to Georgia State

Record crowd sees Chants fall short to Georgia StateCoastal Carolina football held the Georgia State Panthers scoreless in [more]

Region 6-5A: Tigers top Braves; Panthers rip SF

Region 6-5A: Tigers top Braves; Panthers rip SFConway appeared to find its identity last week, pummeling West [more]

Region 6-4A: Chiefs suffer first defeat; MB dominates

Region 6-4A: Chiefs suffer first defeat; MB dominatesZayshaun Rice faked a pop pass to a receiver streaking [more]

Thursday Wrapup: MB golf, CF volleyball edge rivals

Thursday Wrapup: MB golf, CF volleyball edge rivalsThe Carolina Forest volleyball team's quest to complete an undefeated [more]

Seahawks QB Doty finalist for elite title of Mr. Football

Seahawks QB Doty finalist for elite title of Mr. Football Luke Doty is already considered one of the best quarterbacks [more]

Tuesday Roundup: NMB, CF sweep on Senior Night

Tuesday Roundup: NMB, CF sweep on Senior NightThe North Myrtle Beach volleyball team celebrated its Senior Night [more]

Edwards making his mark in Gamecock record book

Edwards making his mark in Gamecock record bookBefore Bryan Edwards was breaking records at South Carolina. Before [more]

BUFC, Coast teams prevail at Great Carolina Shootout

BUFC, Coast teams prevail at Great Carolina ShootoutThe Beach United Football Club crowned a pair of champions [more]

Region 6-5A: Tigers light up Knights; Panthers roll

Region 6-5A: Tigers light up Knights; Panthers rollConway returned to its roots Friday night and used a [more]

Region 6-4A: Seahawks, Chiefs dominate debuts

Region 6-4A: Seahawks, Chiefs dominate debutsMany high school quarterbacks would consider what Luke Doty has [more]

Chiefs using top tourneys to prep for 4A title defense

Chiefs using top tourneys to prep for 4A title defenseThe defending Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach volleyball [more]

Thursday Roundup: Region hot streak continues for CF

Thursday Roundup: Region hot streak continues for CFThe Carolina Forest volleyball team, unbeaten in Region 6-5A play, [more]

Carolina Forest swim team sweeps region meet titles

Carolina Forest swim team sweeps region meet titlesCarolina Forest High School's boys and girls swim teams bested [more]

Monday Roundup: Gray, NMB see close seconds

Monday Roundup: Gray, NMB see close secondsFor the second straight week the North Myrtle Beach volleyball [more]

Mountaineers manhandle Chants in Sun Belt opener

Mountaineers manhandle Chants in Sun Belt openerThe Coastal Carolina football team suffered a 56-37 loss at [more]

Week 5: Braves end skid; MB wins ugly Victory Bell

Week 5: Braves end skid; MB wins ugly Victory BellHow do you know when you have a pretty good [more]

Carolina Forest swimmers sweep in regional tuneup

Carolina Forest swimmers sweep in regional tuneupWith the SCHSL regional meets less than one week away, [more]

Thursday Roundup: CF, NMB volleyball stay hot

Thursday Roundup: CF, NMB volleyball stay hotThe Carolina Forest volleyball team capped a hectic week with [more]

Coastal soccer's Docking reaches 300-win milestone

Coastal soccer's Docking reaches 300-win milestoneIn 1997, the Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team was 4-2 [more]

Despite loss, Panthers run into top 10 of 5A rankings

Despite loss, Panthers run into top 10 of 5A rankingsCarolina Forest, welcome to the party. The Panthers’ football team, for [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Big day for bounce-back wins

Tuesday Roundup: Big day for bounce-back winsThe St. James girls golf team evened the score with [more]

Monday Roundup: CF, NMB swim teams win

Monday Roundup: CF, NMB swim teams winThe Carolina Forest boys and the North Myrtle Beach girls [more]

Chants' hot offense makes quick work of Minutemen

Chants' hot offense makes quick work of MinutemenCoastal Carolina football scored 42 points in the first half [more]

Panthers take region title, four local teams advance

Panthers take region title, four local teams advanceThe Carolina Forest girls golf team captured the Region 6-5A [more]

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crown

NMB nips rival MB by one stroke to win region crownMonday's Region 6-4A girls golf tournament came down to a [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach