About the program:
This program is aimed at patients with an inflamed bursa of the greater trochanter of the femur.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to improve blood flow, strengthen the muscles, and reduce pain and swelling.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
30 days of rehabilitation
21 different exercises
317 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Vladimir Stefanov, MD, Orthopedic Traumatologist at MMA, Sofia
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa (synovial sac) at the greater trochanter of the femur. The term ‘greater trochanter’ denotes a bone protrusion in the area we colloquially call the hips. The trochanter serves an important attachment site for a number of muscles. The tendons of some of these muscles lie directly on top of it, and so rub against it during motion. Between them lies another structure, reducing some of the friction. This structure is known as a synovial sac or ‘bursa’ in Latin. Multiple factors, including overexertion and repetitive motion, can cause inflammation in the synovial sac, leading to a buildup of fluid inside it. This is known as bursitis. Upon examination, bursitis appears as a painful swelling that feels warm and might exhibit redness. Exercises should only be started after the initial acute inflammatory reaction, which can be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), rest, and by icing.
Trochanteric bursitis is seen mainly in middle-aged people. It frequently affects sports athletes in particular. Among the causes of bursitis are: muscle overexertion, physical trauma in the area, incorrect standing posture, arthritis, psoriasis.
In the event of infectious bursitis, the patient is treated with antibiotics. In some cases, surgical intervention is necessary, in order to drain synovial fluid or even remove the bursa entirely.