WHAT IS IT?
The greater trochanter is a bony prominence at the top of the femur (thigh bone) that can be felt under the skin. There is a bursa (a fluid filled sac that eases movement between the bone and other surfaces) situated over the bone and beneath the gluteus maximus muscle. When this bursa becomes aggravated by overuse, it becomes inflamed causing trochanteric bursitis.
EARLY STAGE MANAGEMENT AIM:
IMMEDIATE ADVICE AND TREATMENT:
EXERCISES THAT CAN HELP INITIALLY:
These isometric exercises can help to reduce pain whilst strengthening the muscle. They can also help to reduce any tension within muscles that are tight around that area.