Bursitis is inflammation of your bursa, a small, fluid-filled sac between your bones and muscles, tendons, or skin. When you have bursitis in the hip, it’s most likely going to be in the bursa on your hipbone.
At Dignity Health Central Coast, we understand that bursitis of the hip can impact your movement and daily life. Find a Doctor to receive personalized treatment for hip bursitis on the Central Coast of California, as well as comprehensive care for other orthopedic conditions.
Diagnosing Hip Bursitis Causes & Symptoms at Dignity Health Central Coast
As we age, our major joints, like our hips, are exposed to overuse and repetitive stress. This can lead to bursitis in the hip. Certain daily activities and sports also contribute to the likelihood of developing hip bursitis.
Other causes of hip bursitis include:
It’s also possible to develop hip bursitis after a hip surgery, as it can irritate the bursa.
Your doctor may diagnose your condition as bursitis if you have:
Your hip bursitis symptoms may occur in your groin or hip and extend to the thigh. They may get worse at night, especially when lying on your hip.
Easing Your Pain with Hip Bursitis Treatment
Following diagnosis, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor will develop a hip bursitis treatment plan specifically for you, so that you can get back to enjoying life without pain.
Your doctor may recommend nonsurgical strategies, including:
- Anti-inflammatory medicines
- Crutches or a cane
- Steroid injection
- Physical therapy
Surgery is rarely necessary for hip bursitis. Instead, your physical therapist can teach you stretches and other techniques to strengthen your hip and improve flexibility. This will not only help relieve your pain, but prevent future attacks and hip joint damage.
Dignity Health orthopedic experts can relieve pain from bursitis of the hip on the Central Coast of California.