Hip & Thigh Pain
Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
Trochanteric bursitis is a common pain condition that frequently presents as pain in the lateral hip and may radiate down the leg (mimicking sciatica). The trochanteric bursa lies between the greater trochanter and the tendon of the gluteus medius and the iliotibial tract. Pain is distinct and well localized to the area over the trochanter. Trochanteric bursitis may be hallmarked by an inability to sleep on the side of the affected hip.
IT Band Pain
Iliotibial band (ITB) pain syndrome is an overuse injury involving the connective tissue that are located on the outer part of the thigh and knee. The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick band that originates at the iliac crest and runs in the outer portion of thigh and crosses the knee and attaches to the top part of the shin bone (tibia).
- Corticosteroid Injection
- Physical Therapy
Joints are ubiquitous in the human body as they are involved in movement of the spine and extremity. Joints play a crucial role in the kinematics of the human body as they are involved with movement and also help in unloading sheer pressure and weight of the body.
Radiculopathy is dysfunction of a spinal nerve root (or roots) that results in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in either your arm or leg depending on which nerve root(s) are involved. When radiculopathy is present in the lumbar nerve roots, it produces sciatica; in the cervical nerve roots, it produces pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the shoulder, arm, wrist, and hands.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, almost half of people with MS experience some type of chronic pain. The doctors at Capitol Pain Institute want to help improve your quality of life by helping you manage the pain associated with MS. We work with you to develop a plan dealing with both acute pain like Trigeminal neuralgia and the chronic pain such as burning and tingling that is often associated with MS.
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot.
- Physical Therapy
Post Laminectomy/Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Lumbar post-laminectomy syndrome (failed back surgery syndrome) means that a patient continues to experience significant pain after they have had a spine surgery.