Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

 Don’t Let Greater Trochanteric Bursitis Get The Greater of You!


The Trochanteric Bursa

greater trochanteric bursitis painBursitis Trochanteric is the inflammation of the bursa or bursae (a small sac filled with a lubricating, cushioning fluid like substance) that is located where a bones and muscles come together. It is covered with ligaments, tendons and capillaries that keep the joints muscles and bones connected and in working efficiently.It is a very common form of bursitis.


The major job of the trochanteric bursa is to cushion the impact of physical stresses being placed upon a joint socket like the greater trochanteric bursa of the hip. It is meant to give a level of insulation against hard impacts like running, jumping or carrying heavy objects that would normally cause great discomfort if not for the bursa.

Greater Trochanteric Bursa

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis (causes greater trochanteric pain syndrome) is noticed in the greater gluteal (between buttocks and femoral muscles) which is a part of the hip. It causes hip bursitis – the general name for this condition. It is a rheumatoid type condition commonly associated with arthritis. With this or any bursitis of the hip, wearing properly fitting shoes is imperative to easing the pain and symptoms of this form of arthritis.


It can also occur from an injury or trauma to the socket or by having too much weight placed on the joint socket, irritating or rupturing the bursa. Not paying attention to proper body posture can lead to bursitis showing up in the hips. Ergonomics play a key role here as does being physically active.

Trochanteric Fracture

A fracture in this area may require surgical intervention to set it in place. If you experience a fracture, please by all means, do see your doctor and get an x-ray (take zeolite afterwards) to verify if it is broken. If it requires surgery then wait till afterwards and begin taking the supplements at the bottom of the page that will help speed your recovery. You an recover from this and regain your physical agility.

Trochanteric Bursitis Physical Therapy

  • Try doing some bursa and joint-friendly arthritis exercises (see section below)
  • Follow the arthritis diet, and eat some natural anti-inflammatory foods
  • Cushion your joints with Fish Oils like Omega-3 Oils 
  • Add some natural herbs that increase your cicrulation (anti-inflammatory herbs) like cayenne pepper or curry (also called turmeric or curcumin)
  • Drink lots of alkaline fluids particularly Ionized Water (acidic foods and drinks may aggravate the healing process)
  • Get a good magnetic wrap or brace (the highest Gauss possible – around 800 or more and neodymium type)

Look into performing some of the recommended exercises below to strengthen the muscles and protect the bursa.

Trochanteric Bursitis Exercises

Yoga and Stretching are really good options for bursitis relief. Take a look at this brief video to see how easy it can be. 

Look at taking a yoga, tai-chi or qi-gong class. These are very gentle on the hip joint while strengthening the bursae and joint socket. It will also ease the pain as well as lower blood pressure and de-stress your life. 

Trochanteric Bursae Pain Relief

To get rapid healing and pain relief you need to get the specific raw nutrients that will allow your body to heal the bursa and joint tissues. You also must pay attention to the inflammation that will stop the healing process from taking place.


I recommend that you take a natural bursitis supplement like joint compex that has all the necessary ingredients, and then either massage the area affected with bursitis with a topical pain relief cream and keep the area as warm and as flexible as possible. No restrictive clothing or wraps, as this will not allow the nutrients to do their healing magic as well. Only use tight wraps when you have to move about and then take it off and elevate it if you can. Here are the best pain relief supplements for bursitis:


  • Joint Complex II – Power natural anti-inflammatory herbs and nutrition that allows quick recovery. Do a good self-massage or use a heating pad or arthritis laser to bring rapid pain relief and healing.
  • Rub on Relief – Use this directly over the joint while taking the joint nutrients to gain a faster recovery and healing. 
  • Deep Penetrating Laser – This will draw the bursitis healing nutrients deep into the bursa sac and joint socket. You’ll also reduce the swelling, tightness and pain associated with bursitis.
By providing your bursitis affected joints with the natural forms of nutrition, they will be able to heal rapidly. This works much better long term than standard pain-relievers that actually make the healing process take longer, or frequently not heal at all. By going natural, you get fast pain relief AND rapid healing too.