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Bursitis is an uncomfortable hip condition that occurs when fluid-filled sacs, called bursae, become inflamed in your hip joint. As a result, you experience pain and may have trouble moving and going about your daily activities.
Dignity Health Central California’s nationally recognized hip doctors specialize in providing bursitis pain relief. If you are experiencing hip bursitis in Central California, Find a Doctor who provides expert care with dignity and respect.
Common bursitis causes involve repetitive motions or overuse of the hip joint. Climbing stairs, running, and biking can lead to irritation of the bursae in your hips. In addition, spine conditions, hip injuries, and uneven leg length can lead to bursitis.
Two major bursae in your hip are prone to inflammation and irritation. One covers the bony point of your hip, which more commonly causes problems, and the other is on your pelvis.
Classic bursitis symptoms can lead to discomfort, as well as stiffness, swelling, and warmth. Bursitis pain on your hip bone can occur in your hip and extend down to your thigh. Symptoms in your groin are a good indication of bursa on your pelvis.
Hip bursitis pain usually gets worse at night or when sitting or walking for a long time. Your Dignity Health Central California doctor will thoroughly discuss your symptoms with you in order to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend treatment. This will allow you to start healing and return to the activities you enjoy most.
Treatment often starts with nonsurgical options, which include resting your hip and taking anti-inflammatory medicines. Using a crutch can help reduce pressure on your hip and promote healing.
Physical therapy focused on strengthening and flexibility can help speed your recovery and prevent future hip bursitis. A corticosteroid shot into the hip also can aid recovery. Surgery is an option your doctor may suggest in some rare cases.
You can help prevent hip bursitis by avoiding overuse and stretching before and after activities. To prevent future hip pain, meet with an orthopedic expert at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors help relieve your pain and enjoy daily activities with quality treatment for hip bursitis in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.