What is it?
A bursa is a fluid filled sac located where the tendon of a muscle attaches to the bone. There role is to help prevent friction and allow muscles to glide.
There are four major bursae in the Hip
- Trochanteric (Most common)
- Gluteus Medius (Lateral Hip)
- Iliopsoas (Hip Flexor)
- Ischial (Bottom Bones)
How did it happen?
Sometimes they get aggravated by either 1. Direct trauma/impact or 2. Repetitive Friction for a tendon e.g. running
Are you experiencing some of these symptoms?
- Pain and swelling occurring over the side of the hip
- Referred pain that travels down the outside thigh and may continue down to the knee
- Pain when sleeping on your side; especially the affected hip
- Pain upon getting up from a deep chair or after prolonged sitting
- Pain when climbing stairs
- Pain in sitting with the legs crossed
- Increased pain when walking, cycling or standing for long periods of time
What treatments are available for hip bursitis?
Option 1. Rest, Ice, Anti-inflammatory drugs
Option 2. Correct underlying biomechanical issue to prevent it happening it again
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Option 3. Sometimes both are needed