Homeopathic Remedies for Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

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Trochanteric bursitis refers to hip pain caused by inflamed bursa (fluid-filled sac near a joint) at the outside point of the hip. Nowadays, greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is the more preferred term used. Bursitis remains one of the most common reasons for hip pain. Trochanteric bursitis is named so because in this condition bursa present over the greater trochanter (the bony prominence at the top, outer side of the femur means thigh bone) at the edge of the hip is affected. Homeopathic Remedies for trochanteric pain syndrome help in reducing the inflammation of the bursa and provide excellent relief in its symptoms.Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Bursa are small, fluid – filled sacs found near the joints. Bursa help muscles and tendons to glide over bone smoothly and prevent their rubbing against bones during joint movement. There are numerous bursa  in the human body, about 150 in number. Any of these bursa in the body can be inflamed. There are two main bursa in each of the hips. One is on the outside point of the hip called as trochanteric bursa and another one is on the inside area of the hip known as iliopsoas bursa. Among them in trochanteric bursitis the bursa that lies on the outer side of the hip is involved that causes pain in the outer part of the hip. In cases the iliopsoas bursa is inflamed then pain is felt in the groin area.  


There are various causes behind trochanteric bursitis. Among them the first one is injury on the outer side of the hip area. This can arise from a fall, being hitted by something hard on the outer side of the hip. It can also happen from lying on one side of the body for a long duration of time.
Secondly it can arise from overuse or repetitive activities that involve movements of the hip as from excessive running, ascending stairs and standing for too long.
Next it can arise from hip surgery or presence of surgical wire or some prosthetic implant in the hip.
Another reason that can lead to it is arthritis as in rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease that leads to pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints) and gout (red, tender, hot swollen joints from high uric acid levels in blood).
Having psoriasis (primarily a skin condition with red, inflamed patches on skin covered with silvery white scales, is also a predisposing factor for trochanteric bursitis), thyroid disease, scoliosis ( a condition in which a person has sideways curvature of the spine) and infection like tuberculosis also predisposes a person to it. 

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Other reasons include bone spur (bony outgrowths that occur on the edges of a bone) in femur, torn tendons (tough fibrous bands that connects muscle to bone), poor posture that put strain on the hip, being overweight that also put excessive strain on the hip and difference in the length of two legs. In many cases no cause is ruled out behind trochanteric bursitis is unknown

Trochanteric bursitis is more common in females as compared to males. It more commonly affects people in the middle and old age.


The major symptom is pain in the outer side of the hip. Initially the pain is usually sharp and as time progresses the pain becomes like a dull ache. The pain tends to worsen from hip movement as while walking, stair climbing, doing exercise, rising from a chair or getting out of a car. It is also worse from lying on the affected side of the hip. In most of the cases the pain is worse at night. In some cases the pain can radiate to the thighs also. The outside area of the hip may be sore and sensitive to touch or when being pressed. There may also be stiffness in the hip joint along with pain. Swelling may sometimes appear in the affected leg. In severe cases fever may also appear. If the condition persists for too long then it can cause limping, can lead to loss of hip movement and also disability.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

There are very effective medicines in homeopathy to treat trochanteric bursitis. People find major relief in hip pain and stiffness with use of these medicines. They target the root cause behind it to bring wonderful recovery. These medicines are selected as per the symptom present in each and every individual case. These are natural medicines so can be used safely with zero side effects in people of any age group. 

  1. Rhus Tox – Top Grade Medicine

Rhus Tox is a top listed medicine to treat cases of hip bursitis. People who need it have marked pain in the hip. They feel worsening of pain from lying on the side. The pain also worsens in them when rising from sitting position. Sometimes they complain of radiation of pain from hip down to the knee. This is most felt when they are walking or standing.  Along with pain they also experience stiffness in the hip region. It is one of the best medicines to treat conditions that follow over overstraining or overuse of hip or from injury to the hip.

  1. Bryonia – When Walking Worsens the Pain

Bryonia is prepared from the root of the plant Bryonia Alba commonly known as white bryony and wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is a very suitable medicine for cases having pain in the hip that worsen from walking. The pain for using it can be stabbing, shooting or stitching in nature The pain can extend from hip to the thigh and also the knee. Along with this sometimes lameness and bruised sensation is felt in the hip in the morning time. This is felt especially in the right hip. 

  1. Colocynth – For Continuous Drawing Pain in the Hip

This medicine is prepared from pulp of fruit of plant Citrullus colocynthis having the common name bitter apple. The family of this plant is cucurbitaceae. This medicine is indicated for continuous drawing pain in the hip. The persons who need it feel the pain all the time while standing, walking and even while sitting. Next it is also indicated for stitching or tearing pain in the hip that extends to the knee. This is particularly worse from motion.

  1. Causticum – For Soreness of Hip on the Side Lain Upon

Causticum is helpful for persons who feel soreness of the hip on the side on which they lay upon. The soreness is also felt in the thighs. This especially appears at night time. They frequently turn the sides when lying due to this complaint. With soreness pain in the hip is present that can be stitching type or aching type.

  1. Arnica – When it Follows an Injury

Arnica is prepared from plant Arnica Montana commonly known as leopard’s bane. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is a general medicine in homeopathy to treat conditions that follow injury, fall, blow or hit with a hard object. The key feature to use it here is a sore, bruised sensation in the hip. It is also indicated for drawing and pressing pains felt mainly in the left hip.

  1. Agaricus – For Tearing or Stitching Pain in Hip

This medicine is helpful when there is tearing or stitching pain in the hip. The tearing pain may extend from hip to knee in some cases requiring it. Pressing sensation may also be felt in the hip. With this stiffness in the hip joint can be present. 

  1. Natrum Sulph – For Hip Pain that Worsens at Night

This medicine is used when there is worsening of the hip pain at night time. This pain makes a person wake up at night. Other than this Natrum Sulph is beneficial when hip pain worsens from walking and also when rising from a seat. Next it is helpful for cases in which hip pain is worse from climbing stairs. 

  1. Phytolacca – For Sharp, Cutting Pain in Hip

It is prepared from plant Phytolacca decandra having the common name poke – root that belongs to family phytolaccaceae. Its use is mostly done when sharp, cutting pain in the hip is present. The pain mostly radiates from hip down to outside of the thigh. This mostly worsens at night and after sleep. Rubbing the hip can help ease the pain where it is required. 

  1. Carbo Animalis – When Hip Pain causes Limping

Carbo Animalis is a well-indicated medicine when hip pain makes a person limp. The pain is mostly drawing or stitching in nature. Most of the times the hip pain extends down the leg.

  1. Chelidonium – For Pain in Hip Worsening when Rising 

This medicine is prepared from plant Chelidonium Majus commonly known as Greater Celandine. This entire fresh plant at time of flowering is used to make homeopathic medicine Colocynth. This plant belongs to the family papaveraceae. This medicine is well indicated when there is pain in the hip particularly when rising from the seat. To use it the pain is mostly drawing or shooting type. Right sided hip is more affected where it is required.

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