A common cause of hip pain is bursitis trochanterica and this occurs when the bursa covering the outside of the hip becomes irritated or inflamed. A bursa is a fluid filled sac which acts as a soft buffer for the muscles, tendons, joints, and bones in various parts of the body, with the one covering the outside of the hip called the Greater Trochanter. Trochanteric bursitis can be caused by a number of things such as a hip injury, having one leg longer than another, overuse of the hip while standing for a long time or exercising, spinal problems, and muscle imbalance. It can also be caused by health problems such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid, and pseudo gout. People most at risk of this condition are women and the middle aged and elderly.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an alternative non-surgical approach to pain relief that we regularly use to cure common foot problems such as heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. It’s rapidly growing in popularity with over 90 percent of patients experiencing a reduction in their pain. Because it’s a non-invasive treatment which is performed outside of the body, it promotes a faster healing time and offers fewer possible side effects. Read on to find out more about the conditions we can treat with ESWT.
Our machines we use for these types of treatment.