Once the proper diagnosis is made and it is determined that the cause of your hip pain is trochanteric bursitis or inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, your treatment process will begin. Physical therapy for trochanteric bursitis will be geared towards reducing inflammation in and around the bursa and addressing the soft tissue structures that may be contributing to this painful condition.
If attending physical therapy, you will be given a home exercise program to do on off days and to continue after discharge. An HEP may consist of the following:
- Chin tucks – shoulders back and chest up, bring chin straight back making a double chin.
- Relax jaw – place tongue behind upper front teeth and slowly allow jaw to drop,
Paul Whitaker is a patient at our Shelbyville Clinic. His left knee had been damaged by arthritis which made it difficult to play golf, walk normally, or exercise at the gym. Recommended by his physician, Paul started physical therapy with the goal of 100% recovery and freedom from pain. He just wanted to get back to his normal active lifestyle.
Dr. David helps Santa use the Alter-G treadmill to train for his big night. This anti-gravity treadmill is great for recovery and training. Don’t forget Santa, David wants a puppy for Christmas. Watch his yearly visit below:
For Cervicalgia, or non-radiating neck pain, one of the best ways to find relief at home is to heat or ice the neck for about 10 minutes at a time. Icing may be more helpful in the first few days of symptoms, while heat may feel more relieving after that.
Another at home exercise for neck pain is to gently stretch your neck up,
Josh Melchior is a PT at our Shelbyville clinic and wanted to share his own story with you about his hip and lower back injury that occurred while lifting weights. Below is Josh’s story in his own words:
Fall risk prevention is critically important to adults over 65 years of age. To assist in helping older adults with fall prevention, we have the Alter G treadmill. It is a unique treadmill that uses air and NASA technology to unload a patient’s weight while running or walking to achieve a stronger core and faster recovery.
Fall risk assessment is critical for older adults. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admission among adults 65 years and older? It doesn’t take long for a medical professional to notice an unpleasant pattern with elderly patients who are admitted after a fall.
Ankle Sprains are most often due to sports related injuries. They are common injuries that occur when you have increased stress on your ankle causing damage to one of the ligaments. This increased stress can occur from rolling your ankle while walking, running, or exercising. For athletes in training who have suffered an ankle sprain,