Hip Bursitis Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery
On the outside area of your hip (greater trochanter) there is something called a bursa that can get inflamed, and cause pain. This is known as hip bursitis.
This simple bit of inflammation can cause some serious pain.
When this begins, quick treatment is beneficial to avoid chronic bursitis that can persist throughout life.
Causes, Signs, and Symptoms of Bursitis in the hip
Hip Bursitis pain is described as tender, with the standard feeling of joint pain. Sometimes the area is warm and swollen, and it can be sharp.
You may notice that when the hip muscles are activated through exercising or putting pressure on it, it can aggravate your symptoms.
This can be brought on by repeated trauma to the bursa. Runners, bikers, stair climbers often aggravate their bursas. You are more at risk for this if you’re overweight or have gout.
Helpful exercises and those to avoid
Physical Therapy and strategic exercises offer potential solutions, and great treatment for trochanteric bursitis. That being said, the wrong exercises can have the opposite effect.
Do these exercises:
- Hip Rotator Stretch
- Iliotibial (IT) Band Stretch
- Straight-leg Raises
- See how to do each with visuals in this great article about decreasing hip bursitis pain from Mufaddal Gombera, MD.
- Long Distance Walking
- Long Sets of Exercise/Activity
- Exercises that activate hip muscles
- Sitting in the same position for a long time
Hip Bursitis Treatment and Healing
As mentioned above, physical therapy and exercises can be a solution.
Along with this, icing, anti-inflammatory medications or injections can be helpful.
A surgical treatment and removal of the bursa is highly unlikely.
JIS can diagnose and treat your injury, and help you recover
Think you might have hip bursitis? We’d love to diagnose and treat it for you, so that you can get back to being pain free. Hip Pain Treatment is one of our specializations at JIS. Schedule an appointment online or by calling (866) 604-8766.