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Hip bursitis is characterized by an inflammation of the cushions in your hip joint, called bursae. These fluid-filled sacs provide a cushion for ligaments, tendons, and muscles, letting them glide smoothly over bones in the joint. Bursitis develops when these cushions become irritated, swollen, and inflamed.
If you or a loved one would like treatment for hip bursitis in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, visit a Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospital near you. For the orthopedic care you need, call (702) 616-4900 or Find a Doctor with our online tool.
If you have bursitis in your hip, symptoms may be present in and around your hip joint, as well as your thigh, pelvis, and groin. Discomfort is often worse at night when you are lying on your hip and during long periods of sitting or walking.
The signs and symptoms of hip bursitis generally include:
If you’re unsure about your symptoms, take our quick Joint Pain Assessment. If you need further care, meet with an orthopedic doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican for personalized treatment.
The primary cause of hip bursitis is overuse injuries or repetitive motions, such as climbing stairs, running, or riding a bike for an extended period of time. Additional causes of bursitis in the hip include:
When you meet with one of our orthopedic specialists for hip bursitis, your doctor will focus on treating your symptoms, relieving your discomfort, and preventing further damage to your hip joint.
Initially, your treatment for hip bursitis may be noninvasive, including anti-inflammatory medicines, rest, and possibly the use of crutches or a cane to take pressure off of your hip. Physical therapy can also help you recover and prevent future cases of bursitis. In some instances, your doctor may prescribe joint injections (corticosteroid shots) or surgery to repair the joint and prevent further degeneration of your hip.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals offer a range of surgery options, including total hip replacement, anterior hip replacement, and hip resurfacing. The dedication and expertise of our surgeons has earned our Siena Campus a Joint Commission Certification for our Joint Replacement-Hip program.
At Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals, our orthopedic doctors offer the latest care to diagnose and treat hip bursitis in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.