Trochanteric Bursitis Medications
and Natural Supplements
Treating trochanteric bursitis with pain medications (analgesics) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help you manage your pain. However, these medications will not cure this problem - they will merely treat your symptoms.
These drugs aren't recommended for everyone or for long term use, as pain medications can cause liver damage, and NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal difficulties such as upset stomach, diarrhea, ulcers and intestinal bleeding. They can also trigger other serious side effects, and even inhibit the body's natural ability to heal itself.
COX-2 Inhibitors (prescription NSAIDs like Celebrex, Bextra or Vioxx, block the COX-2 enzyme involved with prostaglandin production responsible for inflammation) have been linked with risks of heart attack, stroke and in some cases death. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to withdraw some COX-2 Inhibitors (Vioxx and Bextra) from the market as well as put a warning label on the packaging outlining the risks involved with use (Celebrex)
Cortisone/Steroid Injections or Topical Medications may initially help reduce inflammation and swelling; however steroids may actually cause more harm than good if used on a long term basis. Ask your doctor if these are a possible option for your trochanteric bursitis or iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). Corticosteroids should be used with caution and never in conjunction with therapeutic ultrasound unless under guidance from a physician.
Natural Pain and Healing Therapies
Although medication can be helpful to reduce the pain and inflammation of bursitis, side effects can be damaging overtime. Use of NSAIDS and pain medication is not recommended over a long period of time. The following home therapies can be used to treat bursitis in a natural, non-addictive way that will not harm your organs or increase your risk of other diseases.
Some health professionals have also recommended natural supplements such as Glucosamine, MSM, Chondritin, Capsaicin, Devil's Claw, or Yucca Leaf to help relieve pain and/or strengthen your tissues. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyalgan) injections have also had a lot of success.
ColdCure Wrap® Cold Therapy
To decrease inflammation and relieve the pain of trochanteric bursitis doctor's recommend cold therapy.
Applying cold to your inflamed trochanteric bursa when you are experiencing hip pain, decreases the swelling and redness around it. Cold therapy will also help to numb the pain in your bursa and surrounding tissue and help to control the inflammation. In addition, the deep cooling effect provided by the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® reduces tissue damage.
The Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack, that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs, giving you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn.
The Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® can be used to apply cold in a safe, convenient and effective way - and the gel pack is reusable. The gel pack sits gently over the inflamed bursa to reduce swelling and redness. Use it as needed throughout the day for ongoing treatment of your bursa.
The wrap is soft and adjustable so it fits your body properly, without irritating the trochanteric bursa, and allows you to adjust the compression. This is important when treating an inflamed bursa because too much pressure can cause you further pain. You control how much pressure the bursa receives so you can benefit from the compression to hold the cold where you need it, without increasing your pain.
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Applying cold to your tender bursa and hip pain is the first step in treating your bursitis. Next, you can begin using the BFST Wrap® to accelerate the healing process and to reduce your hip pain.
BFST Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™
Once the inflammation of your bursitis has been reduced with the ColdCure Wrap® cold compression therapy treatment it is time to start BFST® treatments with the BFST Wrap®. Regular treatments with the BFST Wrap® will improve blood flow and improve the elasticity of your surrounding soft tissue. Your body needs a fresh supply of blood to improve the health of your tissue and get your trochanteric bursa back to normal.
Unfortunately, when you are suffering from bursitis it can be painful to even walk or lift your leg. When you limit movement in your hip the blood flow is reduced, starving your tissue of the necessary oxygen and nutrients.
The trick is to find a way to increase blood flow without causing pain and/or further inflaming the bursa. This is where Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™, or BFST®, becomes a powerful tool.
BFST® compliments your body's natural healing process by promoting blood flow while you give your hip the rest it needs.
The Hip BFST Wrap® uses a patented process to generate the same energy that is part of the sun's spectrum of light, the same energy that is necessary to all living things for optimum health. The energy emitted from the Energy Web® stimulates blood flow to your hip, more than your body would ever be able to generate on it's own, giving your body the boost it needs to continue the reconditioning process. The healing energy reaches deep into your trochanteric bursa and IT band to speed tissue repair, whisk away the toxins and dead cells, and rejuvenate your hip tissues for improved elasticity.
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With these easy to use home therapy wraps - the BFST Wrap® and the ColdCure Wrap® , you will notice significantly reduced pain and an incredible improvement in your hip pain and range of motion.
NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can be used if required to help manage your pain. However, these aren't recommended for long term use, as they can cause gastrointestinal difficulties and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Many of our customers find they no longer require NSAIDS once they begin using Hip/Back ColdCure Wrap® cold compression therapy and Hip/Back BFST Wraps® to treat their pain and heal their bursa.
Please be aware that this information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before using any of our outstanding products to make sure they're right for you and your condition or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition. It is recommended that you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis as there are many injuries and conditions that could be the cause of your pain.