Located at the hip there are several structures called bursae. A bursa is a closed, fluid filled sac that cushions and reduces friction between soft tissue structures in the body. When there is unnecessary repetitive stress to the muscles that contact these bursae then the bursae can become inflamed. This inflammation causes pain and irritation to the surrounding structures. Typically this is a result of imbalanced muscles including strength and flexibility.
How Physical Therapy Helps Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
Since bursitis is typically caused by imbalanced strength and flexibility of the muscles, a PT exam will reveal the imbalanced muscles. The plan of care then will seek to balance the forces at the hip so that these symptoms are eliminated. Call us today to find out how we can help you eliminate pain quickly and get back to what you love to do!