Blog Category Hip Pain
How to fix “Hip Bursitis” (aka “Trochanteric Bursitis”)
If you have pain along the outside of one of your hips, right near the bone that you can feel with your hands, it’s very likely that you have “hip bursitis” or “trochanteric bursitis”.
This bony prominence is called your “greater trochanter”, which is why this type of hip pain is often called “trochanteric bursitis”.
In this video, I’ll explain how to treat your hip bursitis pain, which starts with finding the ROOT CAUSE of your pain and then following what I call the “3 Phases of Recovery”.
Check out the video if you’d like to learn how to eliminate your hip bursitis pain!
I also have a video about what causes hip bursitis and trochanteric bursitis, and you’re welcome to start with that video first (I link to that video at 34 seconds into this one).
I hope this video helps you eliminate your hip bursitis pain!
“What Is/Causes Hip Bursitis?” (aka “trochanteric bursitis”)
Do you have pain along the outside of your thigh, right near that bony prominence that you can feel with your hands? (This bony prominence is your “greater tuberosity” in medical terms)
If so, you might just have hip bursitis, although known as “trochanteric bursitis”.
In this video, I’ll explain what hip bursitis is, as well as what causes it. I’ll also explain more about how the muscle tendons that attach to your greater tuberosity are often the cause of hip bursitis pain.
And in future videos, I’ll explain how to treat hip bursitis and achieve lasting hip pain relief.
I hope it helps!
Piriformis Syndrome – What Is It? Plus 3 Simple Piriformis Stretches
“Piriformis Syndrome” refers to irritation of your piriformis muscle, which is located deep in your buttocks, beneath larger muscles like your gluteus maximus.
I affectionately refer to this issue as a “pain in the butt”… and for good reason!
That’s because most people with an irritated piriformis muscle explain it as pain localized in one of their buttocks.
However, in addition to localized pain in the buttocks, people with piriformis syndrome can also experience “sciatica” or sciatic nerve pain, which causes pain shooting down the back of the leg.
Today’s blog post features 2 videos about piriformis syndrome…
In the first video, I’ll explain what the piriformis muscle is, how it gets irritated, and how it can cause sciatic nerve pain (aka “sciatica”).
Having Hip Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!
This week’s post is all about hip surgery! In general, hip surgery isn’t quite as common as knee or shoulder surgery, but chances are you know a few people who’ve had some work done at some point.
In terms of physical therapy, there are 2 main hip surgeries that we commonly see for rehab: labral repairs and total hip replacements.
I’m going to give you some information about these 2 surgeries, and then I’ll follow it up with some tips to help you improve your recovery process.
Repetitive Injuries: How to “Tip the Scales” in Your Favor (and make a full recovery!)
Repetitive injuries can be some of the most tricky types of pain to deal with.
This includes things like: tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), rotator cuff injuries, ITB irritation and Achilles tendon issues.
Typically, these injuries happen slowly over time, as the amount of irritation and damage slowly outweighs the amount of overall healing.
You can think of these 2 opposing forces as 2 sides of the scale: irritation and damage vs. healing.
At some point, people with these injuries reach a certain threshold, and the pain becomes much more severe and/or frequent. This is when they typically start to seek treatment.
In today’s video, I’ll explain in detail how we help our patients “tip the scales” back in the other direction, and I’ll also tell you about the common mistakes our patients make when looking to fully eliminate the pain and damage.