The trochanteric bursitis is a femur inflammation; its name belongs to its effects on the mocous bursitis of the greater trochanter.
Bursitis can strike indiscriminately sedentary subjects and sports people. Middle-aged people, overweight people, or people having problems arising from the alteration of walking mechanisms (subjects with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower limb length discrepancy etc.) are certainly the most affected by such pathological condition. Moreover, bursitis frequently affects females because of the length of the basin and the resulting increase of the tension-tendon structures. As mentioned, however, this condition can also affect the more athletic, usually because of incorrect or repetitive movements and falls, especially goalkeepers but also runners, skiers and wrestlers. In this case, the only care that people can follow to prevent bursitis is a good warming before physical activities and, specifically for runners, choosing a good soil.
Bursitis is manifested by pain, usually bearable but continuous, that is felt stronger when performing certain daily activities like climbing stairs up or down or crossing legs.
Although this medical condition is not particularly debilitating should not be underestimated and it would be necessary to ask for medical advice in order to not aggravate and prolong the healing time. For the resolution of the painful condition, in addition to the use of anti-inflammatories and stretching exercises and rehabilitation, for more serious cases or simply for sportivs for whom recovery time is critical, it’s possibile to use the endodiatermia (tecar), the high power laser and shock waves. These technologies can also be used in combination, as happens for high power laser and tecar, in order to obtain a radical resolution of the problem. The high power laser is ideal for the treatment of inflammatory or degenerative pathology because it has biostimulant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and stress relieving effects.