The trochanter major is a protruding piece of bone on the outside of the thigh. Several things can cause irritation of this area resulting in symptoms such as pain and stiffness. The diagnosis of trochanteric major pain syndrome can be made by the physiotherapists at Fysiofitaal Tilburg. They will use information from the intake interview in combination with an extensive physical examination. Besides making the diagnosis, for the treatment of the complaints you have also come to the right place! A combination of therapies will ensure a good recovery.
The trochanter major is a protruding piece of bone on the outside of the thigh. It is a bone point on which there is a bursa (bursa) that has the purpose of making movements as smooth as possible. In trochanter major pain syndrome, there is often irritation of the bursa and/or surrounding structures such as muscles. This can come from weakening muscles, overuse or stiffness.
When a trochanteric major pain syndrome is present, you may experience symptoms such as stiffness in the hip (muscles), stiffness in the leg, pain when lying down on the affected side, pain and/or stiffness when sitting for long periods of time. Walking can also trigger symptoms, this is often especially in the first few steps after resting.
The diagnosis of trochanteric major pain syndrome can be made from the intake interview combined with extensive examination of the hip and possibly the adjacent region. For example, the physical therapist can look at where the pain is felt, assess the mobility and strength of the hip.
The treatment of a trochanteric major pain syndrome will be shaped by education, exercise therapy and, when necessary, hands-on treatment by the physical therapist. Also, homework exercises part of the treatment. For recovery from trochanter major pain syndrome, Fysiofitaal Tilburg is the place to be!