Hip Pain After Sitting Is A Symptom
Of Trochanteric Bursitis...

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Trochanteric bursitis (or even the beginnings of sciatica) can refer pain into the hip region. There are several causes of hip pain after sitting that all usually lead back to an inflammed bursa…

'Referred pain' is a type of pain that is experienced in a place in the body that is different from where the pain is actually being generated. It is possible for a pain signal to be present in one part of the body, as it is in the case of referred pain, while never feeling the pain from the original source…

In the case of hip pain after sitting, the actual culprit will more than likely be the Greater Trochanteric Bursa…

This type of bursitis condition can also be symptomatic during walking, running, and cycling in addition to the experience of hip pain after sitting...

There is also has a wide range of treatment options available such as:

  • Chiropractic...
  • Injection...
  • Surgical Removal…

* NOTE: X-ray does not pick up bursitis, but a physician might order an x-ray in the event of a developing arthritis condition, which could also be causing difficulties with the bursa...

The bursa itself is situated on a bony prominence at the head of the femur and underneath the tensor fascia lata (TFL)…

When you walk, run, cycle it involves bones, tendons and muscle all moving together and it is the bursa, a small flat sac with fluid, that acts as a lubricant to keep everything sliding along over the bony prominence smoothly…


Should the bursa become irritated or inflamed...

This will cause persistent hip joint pain until the problem is resolved...

Good Results Can Be
Had With Chiropractic
Treatment…

The treatment of early stages of trocanteric bursitis is well within the chiropractors scope of practice...

Hip pain after sitting is one of several symptoms related to trochanteric bursitis…

Chiropractic can work for you in this case by getting movement into the joint, thereby helping the inflammation in the bursa to do its job to promote healing instead of creating stagnation of fluid within the joint…

When a swollen bursa is involved, cavitation of the joint and stretching coupled with other ancillary therapies such as ice and compression and acupuncture have proven effective in healing and pain relief…

Adjusting will help to re-align the joint and relieve the bursa from the extra pressure that a misalignment of bones, muscles and tendons impose on a hip joint…

Chiropractic Care Offers
Many Treatment Methods...

Treatment with Activator Methods Chiropractic is both effective and painless...

When chiropractic is mentioned, most people immediately picture traditional methods of chiropractic and immmediately associate their visualization with painful treatment…

While traditional methods may be comfortable for athletes and strong males with strong joints, they may be a bit too intimidating for the elderly, or someone who is in a great deal of pain…

Many women are hesitant to see male chiropractors who practice with traditional techniques because of the intimacy factor as well as being uncomfortable with the amount of force applied during the adjustment...

These are just some of the many reasons I endorse the following techniques:

  • Activator Methods…
  • Thompson Technique…
  • Sacral Occipital Technique…

These techniques in chiropractic remove the intimidation factor and are painless...

They also have protocols for full body alignment. This is important because any time you are dealing with hip pain, you should also recieve adjusting on the knee and the foot, as an injured hip will affect these joints by putting uneven and unbalanced pressure on them...

Which will eventually lead to another set of problems to add to your hip pain after sitting...

    Another technique to consider if you have poor posture due to an unevenness and imbalance in strength in your musculature is...

  • A.R.T.

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is a more recent technique and has some impressive points in the protocol…

  • There is a diagnostic protocol that shows subluxation patterns in the body and their relationship to one another…
  • It is a deep tissue method for those who do not respond well to lighter techniques...
  • It also takes the whole body into consideration, so that referred pain is not treated whilst the site of origin goes ignored…

All of these techniques, however, will serve you well for a case of Trochanteric Bursitis…

There are some cases though, where the bursa may be too inflamed and the joint has become damaged…

Hip Pain After Sitting
May Require Injections…

Local anaesthetic and steroid injections can provide pain relief for this condition, but it is only temporary…

It will buy you time to sort out your hip/s and make a decision on a type of therapy go realign your joints…

Chiropractic is still useful for pain management in this case to keep your hip joints in check and the injection will help you manage the pain, while allowing the chiropractic adjustment have a more lasting effect…

Hip Pain After Sitting
And Ergonomic Correction...

Sitting in an ergonomically correct position can relieve pressure on an inflammed bursa.

It is also important, in your quest toward wellness, to check your:

  • Sofa...
  • Mattress...
  • Shoes…

for wear and tear...

If you are sleeping on a broken in mattress, a broken down sofa or walking of heels that are worn down, this is going exacerbate the condition in your hip, especially with this particular bursa…

So take this time to:

  • Get out of pain…
  • Find a chiropractor who uses a technique you like…
  • Use the R.I.C.E method at home for pain relief- go to hip pain relief to read more
  • Replace worn down shoes and furniture…

  • Renew your bedding! It will make all  the difference...!

Natural Pain
Relief...

Over the counter as well as prescribed pain relief medications are fast acting and potent, but what happens if you need to take them to manage your pain over a period of years, or for the rest of your life...?

You may wish to do some research and look into some natural pain relief remedies that will not have the toxic effects on your internal organs that most pain medications do after a lengthy period of time...

I have provided some basic information regarding supplementation that provides natural pain relief to help get you started - just click on the link below...

Natural Pain Relief

Surgery May Be Required If The
Bursa Becomes Inflamed Repeatedly
And The Joint Is Damaged...

If a bursa needs to be removed surgically, the good news is that it will grow back over a period of several months...

If x-ray diagnosis reveals that permanent damage is causing hip joint pain,  surgery,  to remove the bursa and scrape any bone spurs to restore the bone will be necessary…

The good news is that the bursa – with rest and compression from a bandage- will grow back…

If the bone spurs are removed, the hip will have an opportunity to repair itself to a degree...

It will depend upon the degree of previous damage and what your choices are after surgery with regard to discipline with your home care and rehabilitation…

If you have a good rehabilitation program that includes full body alignment, it is assured that your over all result will be better than if you just undergo surgery with no ancillary therapies or regular chiropractic sessions…

In Summary…

The hip joint, being a weight bearing joint, is not going to let you ignore it no matter how high your threshold of pain is...

Pain and injury should be resolved as failure to do so can cause permanent injury to the hip joint. This will leave you with permanent hip pain after sitting, running, walking, cycling and basically living...

If hip pain progresses beyond this stage, the knee and foot will undoubtedly be involved by this time as well and there is a possibility that bone spurs will develop in these joints too…

Preventative and maintenance care will give you a better chance of staying out of these situations…

There is only so much any of the healing professions can do if hip pain and any joint pain in general is left unchecked…

So:

  • Learn the R.I.C.E. method for in home treatment of swelling…
  • Go to the hip joint pain page to assess emergency situations…
  • Have regular chiropractic treatment…
  • Check your shoes and furniture for wear and tear…

           Quality care for your joints make for a quality life…!

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Disclaimer – This is information on joint pain. I teach, but I do not diagnose, prescibe or treat people who contact me. You are responsible for your condition using your own best judgement combined with what you have learned. Just a heads up - bodies carry unusual differences from time to time, in saying that, you could be one of those rare and unusual beings; if you are in doubt, please contact a physician in your area, so you can rule it out.

Move Freely and Knowledgeably and Be Well!

Dr. Jo

P.S...    “Greater certainty of your condition alone can be a powerful form of pain relief.”