Trochanteric major pain syndrome - Trochanteric bursitis

The trochanter major is a protruding piece of bone on the outside of the thigh. Various things can lead to irritation of this area resulting in complaints such as pain and stiffness. The diagnosis of trochanteric pain syndrome can be made by the physiotherapists of Fysiofitaal Tilburg. For this they will use information from the intake interview in combination with extensive physical examination. Apart from making the diagnosis, you have come to the right place for the treatment of your symptoms! A combination of therapy forms 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 a bursa can be found, the purpose of which is to make movements as smooth as possible. In a trochanteric pain syndrome, there is often irritation of the bursa and/or surrounding structures such as muscles. This may be due to weakening of the muscles, overloading or stiffness.
Trochanter major syndrome


When there is a trochanteric major pain syndrome you can experience symptoms such as stiffness in the hip (muscles), stiffness in the leg, pain when lying on the affected side, pain and/or stiffness when sitting for a long time. Even walking can cause symptoms, often especially in the first few steps after rest.


The diagnosis trochanteric pain syndrome can be made on the basis of the intake interview in combination with a comprehensive examination of the hip and possibly the adjacent region. For example, the physiotherapist can look at where the pain is felt and assess the mobility and strength of the hip.


The treatment of a trochanteric major pain syndrome will be shaped by education, exercise therapy and where necessary hands-on treatment by the physiotherapist. It is also possible homework exercises are part of the treatment. For recovery from a trochanter major pain syndrome, Fysiofitaal Tilburg is the right address!
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