Post-op recovery time can be reduced with the use of ColdCure Wrap ® cold compression and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy ™ (via use of the BFST Wrap ® ) following surgery. Cold compression is recommend by doctors following surgery to treat your pain in a natural, non-addictive way and to reduce swelling. Once the incision has healed, speak with your doctor about the use of BFST ® . BFST ® encourages more oxygen and nutrients to flow to the area to speed healing and improve the strength of the soft tissue in your hip. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy ™ as soon as you can following your surgery will minimize the formation of scar tissue and increase the elasticity of soft tissue around the injury site. Minimizing scar tissue is the most important step following surgery , especially in a joint, to improve the range of motion in your hip. Leaving the scar tissue untreated can lead to stiffness, chronic hip pain, osteoarthritis or other chronic conditions.
Karen is a 47-year-old teacher who is training for her first 5K road race. She runs 3 to 4 days each week, then walks the other days. Over the past 2 weeks, she has begun to experience pain in the outside of her right hip. Her pain is worst while running and lying on her right side; she experiences hip pain and stiffness when taking her first steps in the morning and walking up stairs, and also notes a dull ache with prolonged sitting and standing. She typically performs stretches for 5 minutes before her runs. Karen had not run consistently before she began training for the 5K.
Trochanteric bursitis can be caused by an acute injury, prolonged pressure on a bursa, or activities that require repeated twisting or rapid joint movement (such as jogging or bicycling long distances). These activities may lead to irritation or inflammation within the bursa. Trochanteric bursitis may occur together with disc disease of the low back or arthritis of the hip. It also may develop at the site of a previous hip surgery or occur along with iliotibial band syndrome . Conditions such as gout may also increase the risk for bursitis.