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Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis Treatment using Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Effective drug-free, safe treatment for Hip Bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, bursitis, RSI, sprains, strains, Carpal Tunnel syndromeRotator Cuff Injury, plantar fasciitis, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Osgood Schlatter’s, Sever’s disease, ligament injury, osteoarthritis, heel spur, golfers elbow, de Quervains tendonitis, etc in Melbourne, Victoria

Also known as: Hip or Trochanteric Bursitis  has been successfully treated with LLLT achieving permanent cure in the majority of cases we see.

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Laser Pain Therapy

GP, Dr Shikha Parmar, specialised in providing a drug-free safe, effective treatment solution in Melbourne for acute injuries and chronic pain using low level laser light therapy (laser therapeutics).

Clinical Benefits Of Low Level Laser Therapy

  • Infra-red low level laser therapy
  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Evidence-based treatment with clinically proven results
  • No side effects and no adverse effects.
  • Effective safe treatment for acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain of traumatic or inflammatory origin
  • All types of tissue damage can be treated
  • Safe to use immediately after injury acquisition
  • Eliminates pain
  • Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
  • Restores normal range of motion and physical function
  • All ages can be treated
  • Pain-free comfortable treatment
  • Provides a treatment alternativefor patients who have not responded to conventional therapies

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      What Is Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis?

      Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the hip bursa resulting directly from injury or inflammation of one or more of the overlying tendons and muscles of the large gluteus group.

      A bursa is a thin bag filled with lubricating fluid which reduces rubbing and friction between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin.

      What Causes Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis?

      Injury to one or more gluteus tendons of the hip and its related bursa is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area or excessive pressure. It can also occur after a sudden, more serious injury.

      Injury to the tendons and muscles spreads to the related hip bursa further aggravating its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.

      Age also plays a role. As tendons age they are less able to tolerate stress, are less elastic, and are easier to tear. This leads to stress on the bursa causing bursitis. An arthritic joint can similarly irritate a bursal sac.

      Overuse or injury to the joint at work or play increase a person’s risk of tendonitis and tendon injury and related bursitis. Examples of high-risk activities include gardening, raking, carpentry, shovelling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, and throwing. Incorrect posture at work or home can also lead to bursitis. Inflammation of, or injury to, related muscles and tendons irritate the bursa impinging on it and restricting its area.

      Sometimes the reason is unknown. It can also be associated with some chronic systemic diseases.

      Soft tissue hip injuries causing tendonitis and bursitis are more common in adults, especially in those over 40 years of age.

      What Are the Symptoms of Hip Tendonitis and Bursitis?

      The main symptom is pain in and around the hip joint and inflamed hip bursa which may build up gradually or be sudden and severe. Hip pain is aggravated during or after activity e.g. walking up hills or stairs, getting in and out of a car, lying on the affected side in bed and getting up after prolonged sitting. Often the hip joint is stiff the next morning with reduced range of movement.

      How is Hip Tendonitis and Bursitis Treated?

      Traditionally, treatments consist of temporary pain relief using anti-inflammatory medication, rest, and icing the area. While ice numbs the pain it also prevents healthy blood flow which is essential to providing oxygen and nutrients to the area to heal it, and remove waste products and CO2. Ice should therefore not be applied to injuries after the acute phase (the first day). http://drmirkin.com/fitness/why-ice-delays-recovery.html

      Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections are also used to assist in the treatment of hip bursitis. These can be painful and the procedure carries risks such as increase in pain (“steroid flare”), skin discolouration at the injection site, nerve damage, tendon damage, infection, to name a few. Steroid injections are accompanied by local anaesthetic which may temporarily dull and mask the pain however neither drug serves to help or address the underlying gluteal tendon injury which lead to the bursitis and which perpetuates that problem.

      What Parts of the Body Does Bursitis Affect?

      • Shoulder
      • Elbow
      • Hip (Greater trochanter)
      • Knee
      • Achilles tendon

      Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries to stimulate cellular repair. LLLT has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect as well as a healing effect on the inflamed tendons of the hip and surrounding inflamed soft tissues.  LLLT is completely safe and has no effect on normal tissues.  LLLT treats the underlying cause of the injury unlike pain medication which just masks the pain.

      Inflammation is the body’s response to injury to attempt to heal it. But often the inflammatory reaction is excessive and this has a paradoxical inhibitory effect on the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This then perpetuates pain and dysfunction in the affected area. By improving circulation and increasing cellular repair functions LLLT provides an environment for your body’s own natural healing processes to be activated and restored. Once normal immune processes are restored, the excessive inflammation is reduced and healing can begin.

      LLLT is very comfortable and does not exert any physical force on the gluteal tendon. Manipulation of the injured tendons just aggravates the problem, so you don’t want to actually handle the tendons. Instead decreasing excessive inflammation with the use of LLLT enables faster healing.

      LLLT stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage, improved delivery of O2 and nutrition to the area, oxygen utilisation, removal of oxygen-free radicals and other waste products, and tissue healing. Read more on how Low Level Laser Therapy works.

      You will be encouraged to move the affected area within range of movement/pain but not exert stretch or force during the healing phase.

      The end result is resolution of inflammation and restoration of healthy tendons and local soft tissues. Once tissues are healed, pain is eliminated and normal range of motion and function is restored. Then muscle and tendon strength and flexibility can be addressed with graduated exercises and stretching. Calf strength and power should be gradually progressed from partial and then full weight bear and resistance loaded exercises. You may also require strengthening for other leg, gluteal and lower core muscles.

      LLLT has no known side effects, is safe and effective. By treating the underlying problem, LLLT results in permanent pain relief and restoration of function.


      To see how Low Level Laser Therapy can help your condition contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

      The 3 main benefits in joint and muscle injuries are:

      • Pain relief – temporary inhibition of nerve conditions in nerve fibres.
      • Tissue repair – rapid regeneration of skin, muscle, tendons, ligament, bone and nerves.
      • Resolution of inflammation leading to permanent pain relief


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      Toorak, Victoria, Melbourne

      Laser Pain Therapy Australia
      Tok H Centre
      Level 1, 459 Toorak Road
      Toorak, 3142
      Ph: (03) 8529 2225
      Email us : info@laserpaintherapy.com.au


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      We are dedicated to helping those in pain find relief that is safe, effective and affordable
      We provide Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), or cold laser therapy, which is proven to offer a safe, non-invasive and painless solution to both acute injuries and chronic pain.

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