Hip Bursitis


The hip is built for weight bearing and the ability to move in several different planes. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that reduces friction between tendons as well as friction between tendons and bone. There are four bursae surrounding the hip joint with the most commonly injured bursa being the trochanteric bursa. 


Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain and tenderness over the location of the bursa.
  • Pain during activities.
  • Swelling, accompanied by loss of motion of the hip.


Treatment Options

  • Physical therapy.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • Rest and ice.
  • Nonsteroidal medication.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Steroid injections.


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