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Pain around the outside of the hip region is extremely common and more common in the older population. Traditionally this pain is referred to as trochanteric bursitis and often poorly managed with people being told it is part of the aging process and given injections trying to help. This approach ignores the vital question of why someone has pain and frequently leads to poor outcomes.

Typically pain in the outside of the hip develops when there is a weakness in some of the hip muscles causing the hip to move sideways slightly on walking or standing. This then loads the structures between the bone and skin, creating pain. When severe this pain can interfere with your sleep.

The good news is with the correct assessment of why the pain is present we can work with you to help your pain for the short and long term. This can improve your quality of life with improved walking and sleeping abilities.

At Burns Bay Physiotherapy we understand pain and movement. We use a systematic whole-body assessment to efficiently find and treat the cause of your pain as well as teach you how to manage yourself for the long term.

Published in ” The Village Observer”, October, 2018. Written by Burns Bay Physiotherapy.