What causes hip bursitis?

What causes hip bursitis?Hip bursitis, also known as trochanteric bursitis, is caused by your iliotibial band rubbing on the outside part of your hip called the greater trochanter. This often causes pain on the side of your hip, and can make it painful to sleep on that side. It can also cause pain after you’ve been walking for a long time. I frequently see hip bursitis as a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs. The good news is that with the proper treatment, you can get rid of...

What will happen if a trigger finger is not treated?

What will happen if a trigger finger is not treated? If a trigger finger is not treated then over time your finger may start locking up, and then could become stuck. Most people don’t get to this point, but I have occasionally seen a locked finger in my time as an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs. Trigger fingers normally don’t start out locked up, but if you ignore it for a long period of time it will start to become locked up in the morning, then during the day, and then all the time....

What happens if a baker’s cyst goes untreated?

What happens if a baker's cyst goes untreated?Usually nothing happens if a baker’s cyst goes untreated. A baker’s cyst is just a sign that something else is wrong with your knee. If you injured your knee and it gets swollen, then you know that you did something to your knee. A baker’s cyst is the same sort of thing, it’s just that the swelling is in the back of your knee. Left untreated it may enlarge and be uncomfortable, but it’s not going to cause any direct damage in your knee. I...

Can you pop a ganglion cyst?

Can you pop a ganglion cyst?Can you pop a ganglion cyst? The short answer is yes, you can pop it, but don’t be surprised if it comes right back. I frequently see patients with ganglion cysts in my practice as an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, and I can tell you that there is a very high probability that if you pop it, it will come back. What is a ganglion cyst? If you have a ganglion cyst, then you are not alone. Ganglion cysts make up between 60-70% of all hand masses; they are very...

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