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Lateral Hip pain

Lateral hip pain?😩


🦵🏻Pain on outside of the hip joint, on side pocket area is called Lateral hip pain


💁‍♀️Age- 40 onwards, mostly females affected more than men


💡It is also called Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome  (GTPS)


It comprises of 


  • Bursitis- Soft tissue sac gets inflamed and causes pain on the bone greater trochanter.

  • Tendonitis- inflammation in tendon from age, loading, injury/trauma

  • Repetitive stresses on all of the above structures related to compensations from lower back or other areas.


🧐Causes- 


It can be because of load on the tendons, from exercises such as running, sitting cross legged, degeneration/ overuse of tendons or injury/trauma, low back pain , hip arthritis , or hormonal changes.


🤔Symptoms-


  • Pain on cross legged sitting

  • Pains on lying down on that side particularly at night

  • Activity related pains- Running, walking, stairs, one legged activities , carrying baby on the hip

  • Getting in and out of car or bath 


🕵️‍♀️Investigation -  


  • Tender spot on the outside of your hip

  • Ultrasound scan can confirm bursitis

  • Physical assessment by physiotherapist/healthcare professionals


🩺Treatment -


🧊Ice packs 10-15 mins 2-3/day


💊Ibuprofen gel 2-3/day every 3-4 hours 


😴Sleep on good side with pillow between your legs 



❌Do not sit cross legged



💪🏼Tendon loading exercises- Single leg squats, side leg lifts in side lying are great initial phase exercises 

 


⚙️Trial Shockwave therapy, for tendinopathy, occasionally 💉injections can help with pains 


❤️‍🩹Recovery times can take 18-16 weeks and occasionally 1-2 years to improve 


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