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Trochanteric Bursa Injections

If you always have a dull ache on the outer side of your thigh near your hip, a trochanteric bursa injection might help make the pain go away.

Bursitis happens when a fluid-filled space around a big bone gets swollen. The sac over the outside of your thigh bone near your hip can also get inflamed, causing something called "greater trochanteric bursitis." This can make your hip area hurt when you move, press on it, or just feel stiff and achy.

If your pain is not too bad, you can try resting, using ice, and taking an over-the-counter pain-reliever like Advil to make it feel better. But if these things don't help and your pain keeps bothering you, it might be time to talk to a special doctor who can give you a shot in that sore area. For most people with greater trochanteric bursitis, this shot can really help, and you'll probably start feeling better within a week or two.

How is a Trochanteric Bursa Injection Done?

On the day of the procedure, wear loose clothing. You'll lie on your side in an office or procedure room. The skin will be numbed with a small needle, and a fluoroscope guides another needle to the right spot. They'll inject local anesthesia and corticosteroid medicine, then apply a bandage. The whole thing takes 10-20 minutes. You might feel immediate relief from the anesthesia, but your pain could increase for a day or two before the corticosteroid starts working, reducing inflammation and pain. You'll likely experience the most relief in a couple of weeks.

Are you suffering from severe hip pain? Schedule an appointment today. 888-982-4846

Trochanteric Bursa Injections
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