About Hip Bursitis:
Hip bursitis is a condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs (known as bursae) located near the hip joint. Bursa acts as cushions to prevent any friction from occurring between the bones, tendons, and muscles. If these protective fluid-filled sacs become inflamed due to reasons such as repetitive stress on the hip, injuries of the hip, spine disease, leg-length inequality, or other risk factors; this condition can be painful to those affected by it.
Signs & Symptoms
- Joint pain located at the point of the hip and potentially extending to the outer thigh area
- Tenderness around the affected area
- Warmth around the affected area
How is it Treated?
Hip bursitis is a condition that should not immediately require surgical intervention. Non-surgical treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections intended to reduce pain and swelling
- Fluid removal
- Limiting harmful physical activity
- Mobility aids such as a walking cane or crutches when needed
If non-surgical treatments are not effective and the pain persists, it is recommended that those affected see an orthopedic specialist to explore surgical options. Surgery is rarely indicated.