Greater trochanteric bursitis, aka hip bursitis, can be very painful & debilitating. It can be caused by trauma to the area, a tight IT band/TFL, or even an issue somewhere else in the body, like the back, knees, or ankles.
These stretches & exercises may help relieve the pain caused by Greater Trochanteric Bursitis.
Start off with stretching on the floor, bed, or couch. An IT band stretch with a strap and a figure four stretch are great ways to stretch out the IT band, TFL, and glutes to loosen up the hip area.
Next, for strengthening, a four way hip lying down for hip flexion, hip abduction, hip extension, and hip adduction will help balance and strengthen your muscles.
Hip rollouts in hooklying and clamshells are also great ways to strengthening the hip area.
Finally, a standing IT band stretch, or I like to call it the ballerina stretch, will help stretch the whole body from the ankles to the shoulders.
Stiff and tight hips can be caused by many things including arthritis, an injury & overuse. When the hips tighten up, it can also lead to low back pain and/or knee pain. These stiff hip stretches may provide relief.
Therapeutic Yoga is a great way to help relieve hip pain by incorporating physical therapy and yoga. Trudy, a fellow PT and registered yoga teacher from HEAL Wellness and Therapy, stopped by to guide me through some stretches and exercises for the hip.
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) can cause pain in the hips, back & knees, and it can pain when walking. These are moderate hip osteoarthritis exercises, so if they are too difficult, check out my beginner hip osteoarthritis exercises.
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) can be very painful and make the hips stiff. Often simple exercises will help gain movement in the hips and reduce pain. These 5 hip exercises, which can be done lying down, may help.