Trochanteric Bursitis: Bursitis of the Hip
Trochanteric Bursitis is Responsible for Approximately 60% of Hip Bursitis Cases in North America
You might be suffering from Trochanteric hip bursitis if:
- You have sharp pain right at the hip bone that may extend down the outside (lateral) of your thigh.
- You have pain that is worse at night when you lie down.
- You have pain with walking or even a pain to cause you to limp.
If any of those statements are true for you or you're suffering from on-going pain in your hip then you might have an injury called "Trochanteric hip bursitis".
A healthy greater trochanteric bursa is usually about the size of a small plum, but can swell to the size of an orange when bursitis sets in. Other symptoms you may experience include:
- Pain around the bursa that may extend down the groin and thigh
- Swelling and tenderness in the area of the bursa
- Pain may increase when the hip is flexed
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
- The area around the bursa is hot to the touch
- Stiffness and tightness in the hip joint, groin and possibly the knee due to a tight muscle (iliopsoas) or tendon (IT band)
A "bursa" is a sac that contains fluid and allows soft tissues (tendons) to glide more easily over bones.
The greater trochanteric bursa functions to prevent the iliotibial band (IT band) from rubbing against the hip bone (greater trochanter of the femoral head). The IT band runs from the pelvis (iliac crest) down the side of the hip and leg, and ends near the knee at the upper tibia.
Trochanteric bursitis is often caused by the iliotibial band (IT band) tightening and rubbing against the bursa.
When this bursa becomes inflamed, tenderness or pain will occur every time the tendon moves over the bone (greater trochanter). Pain may radiate from the hip down the outside of the thigh. As the tissue moves during each step, many sufferers of hip bursitis find it extremely painful to walk. In some cases, you may require the use of a wheelchair.
What causes Trochanteric Hip Bursitis?
Running and other activities that require frequent flexion of the hip can overstress the trochanteric bursa. As well, the iliotibial band that runs over-top of the bursa may become tight for a variety of reasons putting extra pressure on the bursa during upper leg movements. Some activities and conditions that can contribute to trochanteric bursa include:
- Frequent running, or participation in sports that involve a lot of running
- Activities which require repeated hip flexion (i.e. ballet, hurdling, soccer)
- Bone spurs or calcium crystals that form inside the bursa can cause irritation
- Repetitive stress on the hip from running, jumping, or squatting
- An injury or blow to the hip or a fall on the hip
- Uneven leg length that causes excess pressure on the bursa
- Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)
- Weak hip abductor muscles (gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia lata)
As well as the common causes of bursitis, trochanteric bursitis can occur following surgery. Patients who have undergone surgery for a hip replacement or fractured hip often complain about pain over the outside of the hip which is usually caused by irritation of the bursa. Trochanteric bursitis is also known to occur as a complication of arthroscopic surgery, although it is estimated to have a low occurrence rate (1.4% of all trochanteric bursitis cases).
How Do I Diagnose Trochanteric Bursitis?
Diagnosing trochanteric bursitis can be difficult as many conditions (iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), hip muscle strain, ligament sprains, etc.) have bursitis-like symptoms. Your doctor will need to perform a thorough assessment and possibly run tests to determine if your pain is caused by bursitis or by muscle or joint injury, local bleeding, synovitis, arthritis, tendonitis, cellulitis or a number of other conditions.
To begin with, your doctor will gather a medical history about you and your current condition and symptoms. You will discuss the intensity of your present pain, the duration of your symptoms, which movements are causing your pain, and the limitations you are experiencing. He/she will inquire about any recent activity or injury, when your pain started, and whether or not you have ever had treatments for this or a similar condition in the past.
A physical examination will be performed and your doctor will visually assess and palpate (feel) the bones and soft tissue around your sore hip and the opposite joint to evaluate symmetry and recognize differences. This will identify any abnormalities, such as mild or severe inflammation, bone deformities, atrophied muscles, redness and/or warmth on the skin.
You will generally be asked to complete a series of movements to measure your active (performed by you) and passive (performed by your examiner) range of motion. These will test any possible weaknesses, joint stability and location of tenderness.
In order to rule out other conditions your doctor may recommend blood tests, an x-ray or MRI to investigate your bone structure and/or to examine the soft tissues and fluid in your hip.
Your doctor may aspirate (use a needle) to remove fluid from the bursa to check for possible staphylococcus epidermis (or staphylococcus aureus) bacterial infection. The knee and elbow tend to be the joints that are prone to septic (infectious) bursitis. If infection is detected you will be prescribed an antibiotic to treat it.
X-rays will provide a two-dimensional image of the overall structure of your pelvis. Although bursitis cannot be diagnosed from an X-ray, they are helpful in identifying other possible causes of pain and/or ruling out other conditions.
Some other possible causes of pain that an x-ray can identify include instability, abnormal bone shapes (bone spurs or bone cysts), wear and tear on the joints, avulsion fractures (when a fragment of bone tears away from the main bone along with the muscle, tendon, or ligament as a result of trauma), dislocations, arthritis, calcium deposits in the bursa or joint, and/or other problems.
MRI and CT Scans
You doctor may also order an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT (computed tomography) scan for more detailed information to help evaluate the soft tissues (bursa, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues) in and around your hip joint. They will show fluid next to the muscle, and may identify bursitis, tendinitis, inflammation, tears and other associated conditions.
Ultrasonography can confirm diagnosis and demonstrate tissue disruption or thickened tendons. It is good for identifying bursitis and excessive fluid in bursa, and/or eliminating other causes of pain.
Do You Really have Trochanteric Hip Bursitis?
Pain, swelling and inflammation in your hip could mean that you have hip bursitis. It's also important to consider that there are other conditions that might cause pain in your hip as well. You hip is a complicated joint with 5 bones, 17 muscles, numerous tendons, ligaments and bursae connecting your leg bone (femur), pelvis and spine all together. With so many connections of tissue to the bone it's easy to see why any pain in the hip can be bursitis or some other injury in the same area. You may even have bursitis AND another hip condition at the same time.
The only way you can know for sure whether you have hip bursitis is if you get a proper diagnosis for the condition by your doctor.
Some other hip injuries include: hip tendonitis, snapping hip syndrome, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, hip arthritis, labral tear, osteonecrosis, or a fractured hip.
Hip tendonitis (tendinitis) is a condition where you experience pain, swelling and inflammation from damage or micro-tearing of one or more of the tendons in your hip. The tendons in your hip connect muscle to bone and when these tendons are injured they usually cause pain and tenderness at the front, side and back of your hip, and even into your buttocks as well. If you have hip tendonitis, you could be suffering from different kinds of tendonitis including iliotibial band (IT band) tendonitis, gluteus medius tendonitis, or hip flexor tendonitis (iliacus tendonitis or iliopsoas tendonitis).
Snapping Hip Syndrome
Snapping hip syndrome is when you feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your hip when you walk, get up from a chair or swing you leg around. This feeling and/or sound is made by a tendon in your hip as it moves over a bony bump. Most of the time this is more annoying than painful. However long-term snapping/popping can lead to hip bursitis, a condition that is very painful.
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) causes chronic pain on the side of the hip. Symptoms of GTPS include constant pain in the side hip that travels along the whole side of the thigh to the knee and occasionally below the knee and/or buttock. If you have this condition you will probably feel very specific point tenderness on the side of the hip.
Hip Arthritis is joint pain and can be described as a dull aching pain in the groin, outer thigh, or buttocks. You may feel more pain in the morning that could get worse as the day goes but generally lessens as you get more active. Doing anything vigorous can result in pain, stiffness and may limit your movements or make walking difficult. Arthritis means inflammation of a joint and there are a number of types of arthritis of the hip - including:
- Osteoarthritis - the inflammation happens as the smooth covering (articular cartilage) on the ends of bones wears away.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis - an immune system disease that usually affects multiple joints on both sides of the body at the same time.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis - a chronic inflammation of the spine and the point where the spine meets the pelvic bone (sacroiliac joint) that can also cause inflammation in other joints
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - an autoimmune disease in which the body harms its own healthy cells and tissues
The labrum is the cartilage that surrounds the hip joint. If you have a tear in your labrum you may feel a catching sensation and pain in the hip joint, groin, stiffness and limited range of motion of your hip. Any changes or abnormalities in the physical structure of the hip can lead to a tear in the labrum cartilage.
Osteonecrosis is a disease that affects blood flow to an area of bone. This lack of blood flow to the bone in the hip joint causes the cells to die and the bone may eventually collapse. Osteonecrosis is a condition that develops in stages, general hip pain is usually felt first that may progress to a dull ache or throbbing pain in the groin or buttock area. If you have this condition you may also have more pain and find it difficult to stand and put weight on you hip. Moving your hip joint will also be painful. These stages can last anywhere from several months to over a year. Early diagnosis of this disease provides a much better outcome with consistent, proper treatment.
De-generative hip fractures are most common in elderly patients with osteoporosis. Treatment of broken hips requires surgery to either replace the broken portion or repair it with a metal plate and screws. Stress fractures of the hip are most common in athletes who participate in high-impact sports, such as long distance runners. Treatment is usually successful by avoiding the impact activities.
Healing Bursitis Injuries: What You Need to Know
Before we go further, it is important to understand that your body is capable of healing itself. This is why your physician will always try to opt for the conservative treatment first - usually it works.
Your blood flow carries oxygen and much needed nutrients to injured cells in the body while also flushing away toxins and waste at the same time. When you have a bursitis injury, however, there is very little blood flow in a bursa; inflammation and lack of joint movement reduces the flow of blood to the area even further.
The Body uses Blood to Repair Itself
Blood Flow (the natural healing process in your body) needs assistance for bursa injuries because blood flow is greatly restricted when you are immobile. When treating Trochanteric Tendinitis, Trochanteric Bursitis or any other soft tissue hip injury, an effective therapy will increase blood flow to the injury while the joint is immobile. This increase in blood flow will accelerate the body's own ability to heal itself. The Back/Hip BFST Wrap® is the most highly effective blood flow stimulation device that you will find on the market.
To Start Recovery, Re-injury of Hip Tendons,
Ligaments and Bursae Must be Avoided!
It goes without saying that anyone suffering from a hip injury should want to minimize their chance of worsening the injury, or re-injuring it once it has started to get better. Obviously, a worsening injury will delay the healing process, but what's worse is that every re-injury and additional healing cycle increases the amount of time that your joint is immobilized. Time is hard on an immobilized joint - you lose strength in the joint but worse than that, you lose the range of motion in your joint via atrophy (your flexible tendons, muscles and ligaments slowly shrink, decreasing joint elasticity). The more time that goes by with an immobile joint, the more likely you will wind up with a chronic joint problem (long term injury with persistent flare-ups). Basically it means that your hip joint will not perform as well as it once did and it becomes more prone to injury again later on.
If you have hip bursitis or hip tendinitis, it's very important to heal it quickly and completely. Minimizing the healing time of your hip should be an obvious goal, as a serious hip injury will assuredly limit your ability to go about your daily routine.
What You Need to Successfully Treat
Your Hip Bursitis:
- A Professional Cold Compression Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® to reduce inflammation of the bursa (and any surrounding tendons).
- A Deep Tissue Therapeutic Back/Hip BFST Wrap® to increase Blood-flow to the hip injury area (BFST® Therapy).
- A Professional, Minimal Impact Hip Stretching Device, known as the Knee-Flex® to prevent muscle atrophy and gently allow stretching of your affected leg muscles (hip, thigh, quadriceps, hamstring, groin, calf, shins, politeus, IT band, etc).
These 3 tools are what you need for rapid healing. These are the tools that top professional athletes use to treat their injuries every single day. And just like these athletes, you can treat yourself at home. In fact, if you want to heal properly you have to treat yourself because you need to treat your injury every single day.
If you have a Hip Bursitis Injury, it's important to heal it quickly and completely. If you don't, it may plague you for years.
Time is Money. A common phrase that is especially true when you are suffering from a debilitating injury! Rapid recovery will not happen by itself; if you need rapid recovery and complete healing then we advise you seriously consider using the ColdCure Wrap® and BFST Wrap® as tools to assist in your hip bursitis/tendonitis home treatments.
Anyone in the health-care business knows that your blood supplies the oxygen and much needed nutrients required to heal soft tissue injuries (swelling bursa, muscles, ligaments and tendons are soft-tissue injuries). The problem is that an injured hip means your blood flow is usually restricted in the area through inactivity and inflammation (swelling). The first step for conservative treatment of a soft tissue hip injury is to reduce the swelling to "open up" the area for greater blood flow. This is why health-care workers advise you to "ice" and "elevate" your injured hip... it helps reduce swelling. We, however, advise using the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® instead of ice, and we will get to the reasons for that below. Second, treat the injured area with the Back/Hip BFST Wrap®. Through this process,
- Pain from the swelling diminishes, as the ColdCure Wrap® treatments achieve the goal of inflammation reduction
- Blood circulation is stimulated in the hip area (via the BFST Wrap®), and this increased blood flow flushes toxins from the injury site and brings more nutrients to the area, allowing the injury to repair itself more quickly.
The ColdCure Wrap® and BFST Wrap® are highly effective therapy tools for recovering patients of hip injuries. These products will aid in the recovery stage of healing and help prevent re-injury or tendon/muscle strain in the weakened joint. Without the risk of re-injury, most patients can and will recover from their injuries at an advanced rapid rate.
A Hip Bursitis injury is a race against time. The faster and stronger you heal your hip, the less chance there is for re-injury or hip problems later on.
Reduction of Swelling (and Swelling Associated Pain)...
Would you know you injured yourself if there was no pain? Probably not! Pain and swelling perform a useful role in letting you know that you did, in fact, injure yourself. Pain and swelling are what get you to seek out medical attention in the hopes of finding a way to reduce the pain and heal your injury.
Inflamed soft tissue in the hip can cause extreme pain and reduce your ability to move. When using a Cold Compression Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap®, you can control inflammation and support the hip joint which speeds up healing and clears away the pain. You don't need medication, drugging your whole body, to mask the pain. You need to reduce the inflammation in your hip and avoid re-injury to see a reduction in pain.
We all know that if the injury was healed, the pain would go away but what about the opposite situation? If the pain is gone, does that mean the injury is better? Unfortunately, this is not always true. The Cold Compression Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® is very effective at reducing swelling and the pain associated with swelling. Just remember that an injury is not healed just because the swelling is gone - this is why you need to keep treating the injury with BFST® and begin mild stretches of the hip joint with the Knee-Flex® Passive Knee Stretch Device. When used in combination, these three modalities provide all the necessary treatments to reduce the pain of your injured hip, greatly enhance the blood flow to your injury and allow you to maintain and even improve the elasticity within the hip joint.
If you have a hip injury or chronic pain in the hip, you can heal quickly if you treat your injury correctly. That means talking with your physician about using the right therapies every single day. I will now explain to you exactly why these three therapies are critical for properly addressing a hip injury. Learning about each of the three components of this therapy system is essential. Once you have read more about our therapies, you will understand that we have the unique ability to provide you with the best treatment options available to you at home. In fact, our products are currently being used in many doctors and therapist clinics - they are just that good!
The Back/Hip BFST Wrap® and Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® are intended for superior treatment of:
- Trochanteric Bursitis, Trochanteric Tendonitis.
- Iliopsoas Injuries - all forms.
- Hip Ligament Strains, Partial Tears
- Tendon Strains or Partial Tendon Tears in the Hip.
- Muscle Strains of the Hip
- Hip Inflammation
- Hip Replacement Post Surgical Recovery.
- Chronic Hip Pain and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain Symptoms.
If you have a bad hip injury or chronic condition, you can benefit greatly by treating your injury correctly. That means using the right therapies every single day. Here's how they work:
The Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap®
for Fast Relief of Hip Bursitis Pain
Cold compression wraps are the de-facto standard for treatment of inflammation and pain. On an injured hip, the ColdCure Wrap® will immediately reduce the risk of further damage from increased swelling. The Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® provides compression and decreases the temperature in all the major areas of the hip. All medical professionals agree that controlling the swelling of an injury is a fundamental necessity in reducing long term (chronic) permanent damage obtained from a soft tissue injury. The use of a cold compression wrap is the first step that should be taken to seize control of a soft tissue injury.
The ColdCure Technology® Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® is a medical grade cold compression wrap. This wrap has been designed for an industrial standard of usage, specifically for physical therapists, hospitals and physician's clinics. Know that this is a safe medical grade product with an extremely long lifespan. In fact, each ColdCure Wrap® is made to last for years, meaning it will most assuredly outlast your injury - even if you use it constantly.
Once you hold one in your hands, you will quickly discover the ColdCure Wrap® is unlike any other cold compression wrap out there. First of all, you will notice the weight of the ColdCure Wrap®. Each one of our ColdCure Wrap® gel packs contain a special formulation of gel (called RigiGel®) that provides more cooling power per pound than standard cold compression wraps. They contain more gel than other wraps, meaning each time you put on a ColdCure Wrap® it will keep your injured area cold for a longer period; pain relief is enhanced and swelling is better controlled. Each ColdCure Wrap® you order will come with 3 large cold packs - allowing long term use in clinical settings as well as the ability to always have a fully charged pack on hand at home. Some of our clients use the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® at home and work, keeping a spare pack charging the fridge or freezer at the office and home!
Every Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® comes with 2 BONUS gel packs so you will always have a fresh cold pack to treat your pain!
RigiGel® has a unique formula that never freezes rock solid even after being in the freezer for extended periods of time. RigiGel® can be chilled in the freezer AND remain ice cold for the duration of your treatment. It's the specially formulated gel technology that makes the ColdCure Wrap® unique. In addition, every ColdCure Wrap® is made of high quality, medical grade neoprene that gives you superior, adjustable compression.
Our ColdCure Wraps® are made of the highest quality materials, fit perfectly, stay in place, are extremely durable, and are filled with special non-migrating RigiGel®. What is non-migrating gel? It’s special gel that will not move when pressure is applied. It will stay in place when you place it on your hip and will work to provide you with cold compression throughout the course of the treatment. The gel is so strong you can even stand on it and it won’t move! This is important when applying pressure to a joint injury. You want the cold where you need it, you want to guarantee the cold stays in place! And our non-migrating gel will do just that!
ColdCure Wraps® work best because they interrupt and slow nerve and cell function in the damaged hip. Once blood vessels are damaged they can no longer carry oxygenated blood to the damaged hip and therefore cells begin to break-down. The deep cold provided by the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap®
- slows cell function, reducing cellular break-down
- numbs the nerves, reducing pain in the treated area
- and reduces inflammation which reduces pain caused from swelling
This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood through the tissue and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells don't get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your bursa, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal bursitis injuries faster and with less pain! This is why you need to treat your hip bursitis pain right after it's hurt, when you notice pain / swelling / inflammation, or directly after a re-injury. Applying a Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® right away will stop the damage immediately and unblock your blood vessels to let your body's natural blood flow in to start healing the tissue.
A Quick Summary of ColdCure Wrap® Advantages:
- The ColdCure Wrap® is made of high-quality, medical grade neoprene - this provides highly adjustable compression to the hip.
- The ColdCure Wrap® comes with 3 gel packs - use one at a time while charging the other two in the fridge or freezer for continuous use.
- ColdCure Wrap® Gel Packs contain much more gel than a typical compression wrap and the gel formulation provides more cooling power per pound than any other gel pack we know of.
- Each Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® gel pack is specially designed to mold to the shape of the hip, ensuring an even distribution of cold and compression over the entire injured area. No other wrap in the world has uniquely designed gel packs for every part of the body.
- The ColdCure Wrap® gel formulation is unique in that gel does not squish away from the area when pressure is applied. The gel stays in place, yet is soft and molds to the body at any temperature.
- All ColdCure Wraps® use velcro straps for maximum adjustability as well as easy application or removal. This prevents the need for slipping your leg in and out of a tube shaped device, maximizing comfort during use.
Every ColdCure Wrap® is made of high quality, medical grade neoprene that gives you superior, adjustable compression for your hip. Our ColdCure Wraps® fit perfectly and are extremely durable. They support the muscles and tendons of the joint while gently applying pressure to your inflamed joint at the same time. The unique design with a properly shaped non-migrating gel pack keeps the cold over the entire injured area. Simply pop them into the fridge (or freezer) when not in use and you can re-use them time and again.
Deep Tissue Therapeutic Back/Hip BFST Wraps®
= Innovative Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®)
After the inflammation in your bursa has been reduced, providing extra blood flow and helping to heal your damaged bursa is recommended for complete healing.
Promoting blood flow around an injured area to help the body heal itself is a concept that has been utilized for centuries. Oxygen and nutrients, carried within the blood, are critical for the body to heal itself. Without proper blood flow, recovering from an injury or condition will be delayed...sometimes for a very long period of time.
Even though the concept is simple, improving blood flow can be difficult. When the injury is joint related, the challenges are even greater. Traditional methods require your knee to move to promote blood flow, but that same motion that promotes blood flow can also lead to making your pain and condition worse.
- Have you re-injured your hip by returning to work too quickly?
- How many times in the past have you aggravated your hip just trying to perform basic tasks around the home?
- Is your hip bursitis preventing you from work or activities you love to do?
Most people we deal with tell us these scenarios have happened to them many times in the past. The real challenge is how to promote blood flow to the hip without causing further injury? This goal is further complicated by the fact the hip is involved in the majority of the physical movements we perform each day and it handles a lot of our body weight. calf, hamstring and hip pain can be interconnected and are often experienced in conjunction with one another. Many of the muscles that surround the hip are connected to muscles in the lower back and knee; because of this, hip pain can cause debilitation from the back to the knee, impeding your lifestyle in a very real way.
An injury to the hip can easily lead to straining in other areas, making an overall recovery hard to initiate. For example, a pain in the right hip can often lead to over-straining of the left hip and knee. Often, hip pain will affect your gait and perhaps even begin to irritate your back as your walking movements compensate for the injury. Most commonly, the injury occurs on the dominant side, so the risk of straining the other side becomes increased - this often occurs when climbing stairs as you will naturally force your other joints to handle much more of the workload. The longer the injury persists, the greater the chance that you will sustain more strain from overcompensation, eventually leading to issues in those areas as well. To minimize the potential for secondary injuries, know that it is important to deal with your hip injury quickly and completely.
The truth is that our technology is proprietary and it stands alone to be what we believe is the most effective Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ available. More than 15 years of experience in the field of carbon fiber materials led to the development of the BFST Wrap®. Not only do we have our own in-house team of experts, we also hire top engineers worldwide to continually improve upon the production and quality control processes.
State of the art production facilities combined with a comprehensive, 7-step quality control process ensures you will receive a product that is designed to be safe and does what it is supposed to do...quickly relieve pain and aid in the recovery from lower back, hip and other related soft tissue injuries.
Using the BFST Wrap® is truly a unique experience. Within moments of applying a BFST Wrap® to your hip, you can feel the healing sensation due to the increase in blood flow deep within the area. During a treatment, and for quite some time after you finish, your injured hip tendons, ligaments, bursa and muscles will feel gently warmed and more relaxed. It's a very soothing sensation and extremely effective.
BFST Wraps® contain a patented Energy Web® which is flexible and shaped to conform to your body. This Energy Web® emits a uniform wave of perfectly safe electromagnetic energy over its entire surface. This energy travels deep inside to the soft tissue in your hip and stimulates the blood flow needed to heal your injury. It is the electromagnetic energy that is crucial to the healing process.
Electromagnetic energy waves are not heat waves. When they are emitted from the BFST Wrap® they penetrate right through your skin and fat layers until they get to your ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Once they reach the injured area, they are absorbed and quickly converted into heat energy... right at the location of the injury.
While the concept of electromagnetic energy is slowly catching on in North America, the truth is, it is a technology that has been utilized in other societies for decades. Over the past 30 years, researchers in Japan and China have completed extensive studies on the use of the modality and their findings have been impressive. In addition, success has been reported in studies from countries such as Sweden and Germany. Research is continuing and soon, much of North America will know what the Far East and Europe has known for a long time; electromagnetic energy provides a wide range of health benefits for those not only suffering from hip and back injuries, but for many other ailments as well.
Other options you might find marketed for hip bursitis and/or hip strains are topical medications... you know, the kind you rub into your skin. The problem here is that’s where the medication stops, at your skin, it doesn't reach your injured area - especially when the injury is deep down below the skin and sub-fat layer. Rub as hard as you like, you can’t massage topical creams past your skin. Have you ever gone to a doctor and had him rub something on your skin for a problem below the skin? No, and for good reason - it's just not very effective. I encourage people to try these options, however, as once they compare the effect of a BFST Wrap® to any topical cream or gel rubs, they quickly realize how much better the BFST Wrap® truly is.
Benefits attributed to Electromagnetic Energy (the energy used in BFST Wraps®:
A Summary from Chapter 9 of "Therapeutic Heat and Cold", 4th edition.
(amazon.com link) Ed. Justus F. Lehmann, M.D., Williams, and Wilkin.
Generally it is accepted that heat on soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) provides the following desirable therapeutic effects:
- Electromagnetic heat increases the extensibility of collagen tissues
Tissues heated to 45 degrees Celsius and then stretched exhibit a nonelastic residual elongation of about 0.5 to 0.9 percent that persists after the stretch is removed. This does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Therefore 20 stretching sessions can produce a 10 to 18 percentage increase in length of tissues heated and stretched.
Stretching of tissue in the presence of heat would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, fascia, and synovium that have become scarred, thickened, or contracted. Such stretching at 45 degrees Celsius caused much less weakening in stretched tissues for a given elongation than a similar elongation produced at normal tissue temperatures.
Experiments cited clearly showed low-force stretching could produce significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises. This is safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
- Electromagnetic heat decreases joint stiffness.
There was a 20 percent decrease in rheumatoid finger joint stiffness at 45 degrees Celsius (112 degrees Fahrenheit) as compared with 33 degrees Celsius (92 degrees Fahrenheit), which correlated perfectly to both subjective and objective observation of stiffness. Speculation has it that any stiffened joint and thickened connective tissues may respond in a similar fashion.
- Electromagnetic heat relieves muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms have long been observed to be reduced through the use of heat, be they secondary to underlying skeletal, joint, or neuropathological conditions. This result is possibly produced by the combined effect of heat on both primary and secondary afferent nerves from spindle cells and from its effects on Golgi tendon organs. The results produced demonstrated their peak effect within the therapeutic temperature range obtainable with electromagnetic heat.
- Electromagnetic heat treatment leads to pain relief.
Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary spasms. Pain is also at times related to ischemia (lack of blood supply) due to tension or spasm that can be improved by the hyperemia that heat-induced vasodilatation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
Heat has been shown to reduce pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. In one dental study, repeated heat applications led finally to abolishment of the whole nerve response responsible for pain arising from dental pulp.
Localized electromagnetic therapy using lamps tuned to the 2 to 25 micron waveband is used for the treatment and relief of pain by over 40 reputable Chinese medical institutes.
- Electromagnetic heat increases blood flow.
Heating muscles produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Temperature elevation also produces an increased blood flow and dilation directly in capillaries, arterioles, and venules, probably through direct action on their smooth muscles. The release of bradykinin, released as a consequence of sweat-gland activity, also produces increased blood flow and vasodilatation.
- Electromagnetic heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema, and exudates.
Increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate edema, which can help inflammation, decrease pain, and help speed healing.
- Electromagnetic heat affects soft tissue injury.
Electromagnetic healing is now becoming a leading edge care for soft tissue injuries to promote both relief in chronic or intractable "permanent" cases, and accelerated healing in newer injuries.
The BFST Wrap®, also known as a BFST® Wrap, is an FDA Registered Medical Device and is suitable for use in hospitals and therapeutic clinics. Since it is completely safe for patients to use themselves, these are now available for use at home. Like the ColdCure Wrap®, the BFST Wrap® shell is made of medical grade neoprene. This neoprene shell helps shape the flexible Energy Web® to mold around the contours of the joint, ensuring there is an even distribution of safe, electromagnetic energy within the coverage area. Once treatment is complete, you also have the option of tightening the straps to provide light compression support for your injured joint. You can also unplug the device from the power supply enabling you to move around the home, office or clinic freely and still use the wrap for support and comfort.
The BFST Wrap® is an effective treatment tool that will accelerate the body's own healing process. As a side benefit, you will also find it to be very comfortable to wear at any time.
This Energy Web® also provides consistent, uniform heat all around your hip to increase blood flow in the entire joint.
Our Back/Hip BFST Wrap® is made from medical-grade material - this should be as important to you as it is to us! Other products that are sold in stores are considered "consumer goods" meaning the material only needs to be as good as a sweater that you wear. Clothing articles like this don't need to meet high standards of production or materials and may include materials that irritate your skin.
Since our wraps are medical-grade products registered with the FDA, they are of a higher quality and need to meet way more standards for manufacturing (ISO 10993 - bio-compatibility testing). This makes our wraps the safest product for heating treatment. Our manufacturer has spent years perfecting the wrap design to make sure you get the treatment you deserve!
Our Hip Bursitis Therapy Formula
is Proven to Work!
If you're tired of being told that resting, drugs and surgery are the only answers to your hip bursitis pain...Be optimistic, because there are effective alternatives for you.
We will never claim our products will work for everyone. That is simply impossible to achieve. Everyone has a different capacity for healing and different circumstances behind their pain and discomfort.
But what I can say is this...we have helped tens of thousands of patients in the past six years. During this time, our refund rate has held steady at an astonishingly low 6%.
That means that for every 100 people who try our products, 94 of these individuals should be experiencing moderate to significant relief. The odds are certainly in your favor that you too will achieve relief from much of the pain and inflammation that is currently burdening your lifestyle. This fact alone speaks volumes to the effectiveness of our solutions.
Based on feedback we do receive, the reason for the low return rate comes down to two factors...
High quality components & strict manufacturing standards
Our line of products were designed in-house and we have full control over the production process. This gives us the ability to source higher-end components and to implement design enhancements fairly quickly. Our customers are always providing feedback to us and we work hard to meet many of their suggestions. This is how our company has grown to be so successful.
Help is Available from Trained MendMeShop Advisors
7 days a Week by Toll Free Phone or Email
You are never alone when making a purchase from us. When we say we stand behind our products, we truly mean it! AidMyBursa employs a well trained Product Specialist team. They are here to help you develop a personalized plan to overcome your pain and discomfort. All it takes is a 5 minute call or a quick email.
Product specialists are available every day of the week - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on weekdays and between 11:00 am and 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. If a question or concern arises, they are available to help.
North America Toll Free 1-866-237-9608
Outside North America +1-705-445-3505
After making a purchase from us, I would encourage you to take advantage of this added benefit as we have seen firsthand the thousands of people that have been helped. There is no cost for this service, so you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Check Out Our Customer Reviews!
To hear what our customers have been saying about our products, check out our product reviews.
These reviews are success stories that are typical of our customers - these are not the exceptions. These reviews have been left by verified, real users without any compensation for doing so. They are just happy with what our products have done for them and they want to share it with you. In fact, every day we get calls from people who just want to say how happy they are with our products and service. These products don't just work for a few people; they work like magic for an overwhelming amount of the people who buy them.
Support Available During Treatment and Beyond
Right after you place an order, call or email us and we will have a plan developed immediately so you will be able to get started upon arrival of your parcel. We can't promise you miraculous results, however, we do promise to do everything we can to help you with your condition.
We Stand Behind All of Our Promises
with an Iron-Clad Guarantee
Everything you have read up to now has hopefully given you some hope.
However, words are meaningless unless a company stands strongly behind the products they sell. This is what sets us apart from others...we offer people a comprehensive, 60 day, full 100% money back guarantee. We take on all of the risk because we know our products work well for the overwhelming majority of people who purchase them.
Use your products diligently for up to 60 days and you will experience a significant reduction in pain. If not, I encourage you to send back the items for a no-hassle 100% refund.
You will not be left in the dark after purchasing any product form us. AidMyBursa Advisors and Product Specialists are available 7 days a week by toll free phone or email to answer your questions or concerns.
We will ship your order within 24 hours on every business day.
All purchases receive a one year, full replacement warranty with guaranteed, prompt service.
You could save hundreds of dollars and possibly more, by utilizing our products, and getting back to work sooner.
Everything You Read on this Site is True. Unlike us, companies not registered by the FDA can state anything they want about their products. Because we are FDA registered, you can rest assured that these products do exactly what we say they do.
We Can Get You Started For Less Than The Cost Of A Few Physical Therapy Treatments
Overall, we are able to be cost effective and value oriented due to two major reasons:
- Word is spreading and as a result, our sales are increasing. With this increase, we can achieve economies of scale...meaning we receive the best component pricing because our volume is high.
- We keep our overhead costs low by selling only on-line versus setting up costly distribution channels offline.
Think about it – you can now have the ability to treat your hip bursitis pain from the comfort of your own home.
Best of all, you are fully protected when making a purchase from us as we offer a 60 day, full money back guarantee.
How Can You Take Advantage
of Our Advanced Therapies to Treat Your Hip? ... It's Easy!
There are two options you have to get our products into your hands as soon as possible:
1. You may place your order on-line through our ultra-secure website by clicking the image below
2. Or, Call Our Office. We are open 7 days a week to allow you place an order over the phone. Simply call toll free 1-888-995-3505 to place an order with one of our knowledgeable Product Advisors. They have the ability to answer all your questions...ensuring you only receive the products you need.
Product Advisors are available every day of the week - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on weekdays and between 11:00 am and 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
North America Toll Free 1-866-237-9608
Outside North America +1-705-445-3505
AidMyBursa Takes On-line Security Very Seriously
I can understand that some people are hesitant to use their credit card on-line. This is why we give people an option to order over the phone by calling toll free 1-866-237-9608. However, to help ease fears of ordering on-line, there are a few points that should be noted.
First, AidMyBursa has extensive security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access and alteration of customer information. In fact, we have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 4 years in hardware, software, and programming to ensure that on-line transaction are kept safe and secure.
Our on-line shop is located on a very secure server and we conduct security testing every day of the week to ensure all facets of our security system are fully optimized.
Furthermore, we have gone the extra step of hiring a specialized on-line security company (Comodo) to test the security of our shop on a daily basis. This double testing ensures customers that protection of their information is given the highest priority.
Now for the most comforting news of all...we keep no credit card data on file. Once the transaction is completed, the credit information disappears from our internal systems.
As you can see, ordering from us is a very easy and safe process, no matter if choosing to order on-line or over the phone.
The Next Step Is Up To You!
Living with pain is never easy as it affects your entire lifestyle. Nothing is more important than making the proper decision when it comes to treating your hip pain. Most methods only mask the problems or provide temporary relief; they do not treat the pain at its source.
AidMyBursa stands out in this regard as our goal is to help you heal for the longer-term.
The bottom line is, you are welcome to try our products for a full 2 months. If you do not receive the benefits that others have experienced, simply return your purchase back to us and we will issue a prompt & full refund. There will be no hassle and no hard feelings.
Once again, to take advantage of our generous offer, simply click on the image below or call the office toll free 1-866-237-9608 (from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern time on weekdays and between 11:00 am and 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays).
Prevention and Promotion of Lifelong Health
If you want to avoid re-injury, or manage pain and increase circulation for lifelong health benefits, a Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® and Back/Hip BFST Wrap®, will provide exceptional results. Why spend time in pain, off from work, and missing out on your active lifestyle when you can be proactive about your injury and the health of your body? Talk to your doctor about incorporating a regular routine of using a Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® and Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ into your everyday health regimen.
Call one of our AidMyBursa Advisers at no cost or obligation to address any lingering questions you have about using heat or cold for your hip injury - toll free 1-866-237-9608
Learn More About SUPERIOR Bursitis Treatments
Learn more about how the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap® is designed to be the most effective cold compression wrap on the market today.
Learn more about how the Back/Hip BFST Wrap® helps with the healing process.