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Trochantric bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis


The Trochanteric Bursa is a fluid filled sac near the hip joint. It cushions between the bones and the muscle and acts as a shock absorber. Trochanteric bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa which is at the outside of the hip.

When this bursa is irritated it causes pain on the outside of the hip and thigh.  Sometimes you may feel the pain down to the knee on the same side.  Another symptom is pain which will stop you from lying on your painful side.  It will be painful when you press on a specific spot on the outside of the hip.  The pain gets worse when climbing stairs, getting up from a low chair getting out of a car.  Sitting with crossed legs hurts.  Both  walking and running may also cause increased pain.

Causes of Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Any direct Injury to the outside of the hip like falling, or bumping into an object.
  • Incorrect posture due to muscle imbalance
  • Leg length difference.
  • Stress of soft tissues surrounding the hip due to hip Osteoarthritis
  • Friction of the ITB (Ilio Tibial Band: a muscle along the side of the hip)
  • Overuse injuries like standing for long periods of time
  • Other diseases which affect the hip like Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Previous surgeries around the hip
  • Very rarely infection of the bursa

Registered Physiotherapy Treatment

Your Registered Physiotherapist can help you to reduce the pain and inflammation.  They will use electrotherapy modalities, taping, or acupuncture.  They will give you  advice on activity limitations in the early stages.

Later the treatment is focussed towards increasing the flexibility and strength in the muscles.  Your Physiotherapist will  increase the hip joint range of movement and correct your hip joint mechanics.

Trochanteric bursitis

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Finally the focus is towards preventing it from happening again.

General Advice on prevention

Your Registered Physiotherapist will look at your posture, hip stability, and core strength.  They will look to see if you  need Orthotics to address any problems with your legs or feet.

 Tips for prevention of Trochanteric Bursitis:

  • Whenever you start a new activity, try to take it slow and build up your activity level gradually.
  • Start with  less force or resistance, less repetitions and progress gradually.
  • Avoid or modify repetitive activities if it is putting any stress on the hip joint
  • Your footwear should be comfortable
  • Maintain flexibility and strength in your lower extremity muscles
  • Improve your core muscle strength

If you or someone you know may have Trochanteric bursitis, call PhysioNow Today!  We would be happy to get you started on your treatment and back to enjoying all the things you love to do!


Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga

Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga
Foot Pain Management Mississauga
Pain in the foot can result from a sprain of a ligament. It can come from inflammation of a tendon or bony changes from arthritis. It can also come from dropped arches or irritation of the plantar fascia. These are just some of the reasons that a person can develop foot pain.
The anatomy of the foot can make this body part a difficult one to treat well. The key lies in diagnosing the source of the pain correctly. A Registered Physiotherapist Mississauga has the knowledge and expertise to get this information from the assessment.

Foot pain Management Mississauga: Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga of course depends on the injury. It usually consists of modalities for pain. It can include hands on Physiotherapy treatment to treat the pain and stiffness. This is followed by an exercise program that includes a stretching and strengthening program to improve flexibility. Another important component of Foot pain Management Mississauga is education. The Registered Physiotherapist provides education regarding the injury. They will also give you the expected outcome for the injury. Having this knowledge is very important since it allows you to understand what is happening.

One other possibility with Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga is that it helps you to prevent it from getting worse and/or coming back again in the future. For example, if your dropped arches are potentially causing your ongoing pain, the Registered Physiotherapist will suggest that you get orthotics. This will help to correct the positioning of your foot. PhysioNow can make custom foot orthotics for you if you need them.

Foot pain can be very painful if left untreated. It is important to seek treatment as soon as symptoms arise. Like with any other injury, pain can become chronic the longer that it is left untreated. There is also the possibility that secondary injuries can arise. This is mostly from the fact that the longer a person is in pain, the longer they are walking differently. This can cause additional strain on other joints, such as the knees and hips. This will make the overall injury even more complicated. Therefore, getting treatment at the earlier stages of the injury will result in a quicker and more effective outcome.

Registered Physiotherapy Mississauga is a great option to treat Foot pain. PhysioNow has many well trained Registered Physiotherapists in Mississauga at several convenient locations to serve you. Check us out. Take care of your Foot pain today!

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. The main function of this Fascia is to support the arch of your foot. Any strain to the plantar fascia will make it weak, swollen, and irritated. This results in the bottom of your foot hurting when you stand or walk. Some of the causes of plantar fasciitis are: high arches or flat feet, prolonged walking, standing, or running for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces. Plantar fasciitis can also be caused by shoes that don’t fit well, tight calf muscles or being overweight. Plantar fasciitis is also common with athletes.

Treatment recommended:

In order to decrease these symptoms, try to give the feet adequate rest by reducing the activities that cause your foot to hurt. Walking on hard surfaces should be avoided. Talk to your physiotherapist today. They can help you with various treatment approaches.

To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel especially when you first get up in the morning. Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Plantar fasciitis most often occurs because of injuries that have happened over time. It may take time for the pain to go away completely.

Stay with your treatment. There may be constant pain when you stand or walk. The sooner you start treatment,the better. Physiotherapy treatment will prevent the injury from being aggravated further.

PhysioNow treatment

Here at PhysioNow we can help you to treat Plantar fasciitis with modalities like Laser, ultrasound and manual physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment would include stretches and strengthening exercises. We have a special tool called a “HAWK” that we love to use for Plantar fasciitis to strip out the scar tissue. It speeds up the healing of plantar fasciitis immensely. Custom orthotics may also be useful to support flat feet.
Give us a call today to start feeling better! We can help!