The bursa, a small protective sac of fluid between the heel bone and fat pad of the foot, helps to mitigate friction and absorb shock. It is commonly located in parts of the body where shock absorption is necessary such as in the intervening area of a tendon and a bone. Where bursitis occurs, there is an inflammation of the sac within the synovial cavity of joints which usually causes swelling and considerable pain.
This can greatly hinder the mobility of the affected joint. This condition commonly affects shoulders, knees, elbows, and hips. Like trochanteric bursitis, the cause of this form of the condition is trauma and unnecessary strain which can be very limiting for those suffering from the condition. Massage therapy can work wonders in delivering relief from the pain, improving flexibility, and mobility. When used in combination with a yoga regimen, massage therapy helps to strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected area and gives the individual lasting relief from the pain.
Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis
Bursitis most commonly affects the joints of the hip. The hip joint contains many bursas, including the the trochanteric bursa - which is particularly vulnerable to developing the kind of swelling typical of these kinds of conditions. Trochanteric bursa is located just outside the hip joint.
By directly massaging the afflicted bursa there is a risk of exacerbating the condition. Therefore, attempts to treat this condition by nonprofessionals can do more harm than good. Massage is only beneficial when there is a tightening or a spasm of the nearby connected muscles, such as the gluteal and quadricep muscles, causing pain.
Expert manipulation of these soft tissues is recommended in some cases using an indirect therapeutic approach. It is recommended to seek the help of a trained and qualified therapeutic massage professional to achieve lasting relief.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Alpharetta, GA today.