Trochanteric Bursitis: Why It’s Back-Related & How to Fix
Trochanteric bursitis is rightfully looked at as a hip-related issue. But what if there was more to the onset and persistence of hip bursitis than we realized?
Traditional treatment for trochanteric bursitis often revolves around strengthening surrounding hip muscles, soft-tissue massage, certain muscle stretches and pain relief.
If the pain persists we might also turn to cortisone injections and surgery in an attempt to settle the dysfunction. Yet despite how common trochanteric bursitis is I don’t think we have it conquered. At least not to the point where we can help everyone quickly return to normal without fuss.
However, I’m finding something interesting with my patients. Clinically, I find a relatively hidden section of the lower back may be an overlooked cause of trochanteric bursitis.
The thoracolumbar junction may not be painful on its own. But it may create a wave of tissue dysfunction that sets the hip bursae up to become irritated and annoyed.
In this video, I go through the connection I’m finding between the back and the hip. I also demonstrate three important exercises to focus on.
Treating the lower back may seem odd to some considering when discussing hip pain. But I find it just so important. If you’re struggling to shake your hip pain, I hope this video pleasantly surprises you!
Ideas covered in this video include:
- Why you don’t need to ice the hip
- How to avoid injections and pain medication
- The need to focus on your spinal function and posture
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