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Ask An Orthopedist: Gluteus Minimus & Trochanteric Bursitis

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Ask An Orthopedist: Gluteus Minimus & Trochanteric Bursitis

Question: I recently had an MRI on my right hip and the results showed that I have a tear of the gluteus minimus tendon and also have trochanteric bursitis. I know that after a few shots to the hips I should feel better, but what can I do about the tear?

Although it will be somewhat slow, the gluteus should heal with time. You may need some therapy for stretching/strengthening once it has healed. You are correct that the bursitis should get better with an injection or two.

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