How is Trochanteric Bursitis Treated?
Trochanteric bursitis typically does not require surgery. It’s suggested that younger, active patients reduce their activities and rest. A course of physical therapy involving stretching and strengthening movements may help alleviate pain and inflammation. In more severe cases, cortisone injections may temporarily control the pain and decrease the inflammation for a matter of months.
When the pain is simply debilitating and the conservative approach yields no results, there are surgical options to treat trochanteric bursitis. Dr. Padalecki utilizes an arthroscopic procedure to remove the thickened bursa. During this procedure, he also carefully evaluates the surrounding area for other associated problems such as tendon tears.
What Occurs After Surgery for Trochanteric Bursitis?
After surgery, Dr. Padalecki will prescribe a brief period of rest followed by a physical therapy program to help restore strength and motion. You can expect a time period of about four to six weeks before resuming normal activities.
For more information on trochanteric bursitis, or for additional resources on hip injuries, please contact the office of Dr. Jeff Padalecki, orthopedic hip specialist in Austin, Texas.