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As soon as I tweaked my back, I knew that I had a serious problem. I couldn't stand up straight and the pain was excruciating. I tried to hobble to the car, but I realized that I would need help. That day, my wife drove me to the nearest chiropractor, and that doctor helped me more than I thought was possible. After evaluating my condition, he informed me that I had a herniated disc in my back. In addition to adjusting my back to alleviate the pressure, the doctor also recommended some strengthening exercises that he said would help. These days, I can walk pain-free because of my chiropractor. Check out this blog to learn how a chiropractor can help you.

Getting Help With My Back

Thigh Pain Under 50: What Causes It And What Can You Do To Alleviate It?

Tyrone Berry

If you're under age 50 and experience pain in your thighs from sitting too long or exercising, you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis. Although trochanteric bursitis usually shows up in men and women 50 years old and over, it can also develop in younger adults who perform repetitive actions. The inflammation in your thighs can increase over time without the proper treatment, such as therapeutic massage. Here's what to know about trochanteric bursitis.

What's Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis develops in the ligaments, muscles and tendons of your upper thighs. The condition may also affect the bursae, or sacs of fluid that lubricate the bones and joints of the thighs when you move your legs. Repetitive movements or actions, such as sitting in a stiff chair or running long miles in the park each day, may cause the trochanteric tissues to swell and heat up.

If the pain and swelling linger in your trochanteric tissues or spread to the hip joints, they can limit your ability to walk or stand up properly. The symptoms can occur after and during your repetitive activities. If you don't see a chiropractor for treatment, the inflammation and symptoms can become worse. 

What Are the Treatments for Trochanteric Bursitis?

A chiropractor may prescribe pain medications to soothe the inflamed tissues or therapeutic therapy to increase movement in your thigh tissues. Placing cold packs on your hips and prescribing a change in your exercise and work routine may also be options for you. A chiropractor will discuss the best treatment options for your trochanteric pain during a private consultation. In the meantime, you can ease up your discomfort at home with a rolling pin.

Gently massaging the muscles of your upper thighs helps circulate blood to your inflamed tissues. The rolling pin works similar to a foam roller, which is used to strengthen and soothe sore, tired, and pained muscle tissues. If a chiropractor prescribes or suggests that you use a foam roller during your treatment, they can show you how to use it properly. 

A rolling pin can provide temporary relief until you speak to your chiropractor. Here's how you use it:

  1. Place your hands on each handle of the rolling pin. 
  2. Place the pin on the part of your thigh closest to your hips.
  3. Roll the pin back and forth over the entire length of your thigh gently and slowly. Don't apply too much pressure on the thigh to avoid injuring your skin.
  4. Repeat step three for about 5 minutes, then switch to the other leg.

You can perform the exercise above each day for 10 minutes. If the pain doesn't alleviate with the rolling pin after a few days, contact a chiropractor to see if you can move up your appointment.

For more information about trochanteric bursitis, call a chiropractor in your area such as Bakke Chiropractic Clinic SC.