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Hip Pain Treatment Celina - Chiropractic + Acupuncture

Hip Pain Treatment Celina | Chiropractic, Acupuncture + Laser

Are you suffering from hip pain? Is your pain at the front of your hip? The side of your hip? The side of your hip and lower down your leg? Is your hip pain more at the back than the front or the side?

These are the questions our Celina Chiropractor asks all our hip pain patients. If your hip pain is at the front it is most likely a hip flexor or psoas issue. If your hip pain is at the back or the side it is most likely an SI Joint or a Glute issue or even an IT Band issue. However, if your hip pain is a little lower than your glutes on the outside top of your leg, it could be Greater Trochanteric Bursitis.

What is Greater Trochanteric Bursitis?

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis or Hip Bursitis can be confused with hip joint bursitis but it is a completely different thing. Greater Trochanteric Bursitis is a painful condition that can affect old and young, athletic and sedentary. The pain is usually located on the outside of your hip at the top of your leg. In most cases, the patient will have limited range of motion of their leg and low back. The pain will get worse with sitting or with increased physical activity. Lying on the injured side will most likely cause pain within minutes. Most patients will be unable to bring their knee to their chest without severe lateral hip pain.

Diagnosing Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

Getting the right diagnosis is key to any treatment plan at our Celina clinic. Dr. Dillan needs to make sure your hip pain isn’t coming from your back, glute, hip joint or somewhere else. Once he determines you have a diagnosis of Trochanteric Bursitis he will most likely treat not only the outside of your hip, but also your ITB, Glutes and SI Joint. Treatment will most likely include acupuncture, laser therapy, a manual adjustment of your low back and functional training with our certified trainer Val!

Causes of Trochanteric Bursitis

Although there are many causes of Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Dr. Dillan usually sees this diagnosis in people who work at a desk all day, patients who are active with super tight leg muscles, and patients whose SI Joint or Pelvis are locked up in the wrong position causing an increase in tension of the muscles of the outside of the hip. In some cases the hip pain is from a fall and might be something else completely.

Acupuncture and Laser Therapy Treatment for Trochanteric Bursitis – Hip Pain

Celina Hip Pain Treatment Acupuncture

Once the diagnosis of Greater Trochanteric Bursitis has been given, treatment will begin with the patient lying on their good side with the bad side facing up. Laser Therapy will increase blood flow to the injured area, reduce inflammation and pain, which will prepare you for the next phase of treatment.

After the laser therapy, the patient will likely receive acupuncture on the outside of their hip/upper leg. Acupuncture Treatment at our Celina clinic involves the insertion of hair thin needles into the affected area to reduce pain, decrease inflammation and improve range of motion.

After the acupuncture treatment, Dr. Dillan will use some tools to “scrape” the affected hip area and surrounding tissue with Soft Tissue Therapy. He might choose to do some Active Release Therapy on the glute muscles or IT Band too! If needed he will perform a chiropractic adjustment of the low back and SI joint to realign the hips, Sacroiliac Joint and the low back.

What Your Treatment Plan Will Look Like

Celina Hip Pain Treatment | Chiropractic, Acupuncture + Laser

Treatment plans for Greater Trochanteric Bursitis can range from 1 month to 3 months depending on the timeline and severity of the injury. Almost all patients will go home with rehab exercises to get the healing started faster and get them back to what they want to do as soon as possible.


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