Trochanteric Bursitis Condition

Trochanteric bursitis treatment relies on osteopathic therapies that alleviate inflammation and irritation to reduce hip pain, improve mobility, and restore hip joint function and range of motion.


Trochanteric Bursitis Treatment in New York City

Treatment for trochanteric bursitis can include osteopathic techniques that focus on alleviating irritation and inflammation to restore range of motion and function while reducing hip pain, soreness, and los mobility.

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric Bursitis is one of the more common causes for hip pain and occurs when bursa in the hip become inflamed. Each of your hips contain two bursae – fluid-filled sacs that help to provide cushion between the body’s bones and its skin, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue. There are two of these bursae located in each hip, one on the outside and one on the inside. This type of bursitis occurs when there is inflammation of the outside bursa.

Naturally, hip conditions of this kind can present many challenges, due to the hips’ vital role in mobility. When healthy, hips provide power and stability for a wide range of activities, including walking, running, crouching, and jumping. Bursitis can inhibit those movements and create both pain and weakness in the impacted area. Fortunately, osteopathic care can be an effective option for addressing hip conditions like bursitis.

What Causes this Condition?

Hip bursitis is most commonly caused by overuse, due to excessive walking, running, cycling, or other activities that rely on the hips. In many instances, the iliotibial band can tighten, rub against the bursa on the outside of the hip and cause inflammation. In addition to that common cause, other factors can include:

  • Hip injuries from accidents or falls
  • Tears in the muscles of the hip
  • Surgical complications
  • Imbalances in your gait, or poor hip posture
  • Certain medical conditions like gout or arthritis
  • Repetitive stress
  • Certain spinal diseases

These injuries are more common among women, middle-aged patients, and seniors.

What Are the Symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis?

The primary symptom associated with this type of bursitis is pain at the bony part of the hip bone. Other symptoms may include:

  • Pain that extends from the point of the hip bone to the outside thigh.
  • Pain that progresses from intense, sharp sensations to dull aches that extend across much of the hip.
  • Increased discomfort at night, particularly if the patient rolls over onto the hip.
  • Strain when rising from a chair, squatting, or climbing stairs.
  • Untreated hip bursitis can lead to hip swelling, redness, and possible fever.

Because bursitis symptoms can worsen over time, early diagnosis and treatment is recommended to ensure a prompt recovery. Osteopathic care can play an important role in treating these conditions.

How We Can Help

In most instances, treatment for bursitis can be achieved without surgical intervention. Dr. Leonid Tafler can provide the osteopathic care you need to address pain, weakness, and other bursitis symptoms. Using a combination of manual manipulation, physical therapy, stretching, recommended at-home care, and educational resources, he can help you expedite your recovery and enjoy a more pain-free life.


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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us today. We will schedule an appointment for your examination and diagnosis, and Dr. Tafler will then work with you to develop the osteopathic care plan you need to overcome your hip pain condition and get back on the path to better health and improved quality of life.

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Trochanteric Bursitis Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!