PRP Injections for Trochanteric Bursitis
- Posted on: Aug 14 2019
At Infinity Health and Wellness, patients of Gilbert, AZ have access to a wide selection of services including PRP injections. PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma” and is a treatment that is used for a variety of situations. One of the more common reasons why a patient may have PRP treatment performed is due to trochanteric bursitis.
What is trochanteric bursitis?
Trochanteric bursitis is a condition that results due to a problem with the bursa. The bursa is a sac that is near the different joints of the body that functions as a surface that will allow gliding of the joint, which reduces friction between tissues. The inflammation of the trochanteric bursa can result in trochanteric bursitis, or “hip bursitis.” This can result in pain from sitting for long periods of time on hard surfaces and can affect both those who are sedentary and physically active. It affects both genders and patients at any age but can be addressed with PRP injections at Infinity Health and Wellness.
PRP injections for trochanteric bursitis
For most patients, treatment of trochanteric bursitis includes rest, icing, soft tissue massage, and stretching. However, another option for many to consider is PRP injections. By using PRP injections, patients can use their body’s own platelets to heal themselves. It can greatly increase the rate at which the condition improves and have been proven to outperform alternative solutions such as corticosteroid injections which have been used.
To start PRP therapy, platelets need to be extracted from the patient’s own blood. A blood draw is taken and placed into a centrifuge which separates the elements of the blood. The doctor then takes the concentrated PRP and injects it directly into the trochanteric bursa. When patients combine this treatment with other solutions such as massaging, stretching, and icing of the hip, they will find that they heal faster and can resume their activities quicker than any of these treatments alone.
Contact Infinity Health and Wellness to learn more
Patients in and around the area of Gilbert, AZ who are interested in learning more about PRP injections for trochanteric bursitis are welcome to book a consultation visit with Drs. Patrick M. Hines and Joel Salter by calling (480) 427-4305. Our practice always accepts new patients who are interested in improving their health and wellness with our dedicated team of professionals.
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