What is hip bursitis, and how is it treated?
Bursitis is the condition where the bursae swell.
The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones and surrounding tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
When the enlarged bursae are put under pressure or the affected joint is continued to be used actively it can produce significant pain.
The most common causes and risk factors include:
At OrthoNeuro, the orthopedic surgeons offer the most advanced care and treatment plans. Treatment for bursitis has the primary goal of reducing inflammation.
The best way to decrease inflammation will depend on why bursitis has flared up. In cases of septic subacromial bursitis, when the bursa is infected, you should also take antibiotics to prevent the spread of infection.
Recommended treatments may include:
Treatments should continue until all hip bursitis symptoms are gone. Only then should you return to your normal activities.
In some extreme cases of chronic hip bursitis OrthoNeuro may suggest surgery, such as:
Most people will see bursitis pain and swelling go away from anywhere between a few days to a few weeks.
A patient’s recovery will depend on factors such as the cause of bursitis as well as other conditions causing joint pain, such as tendonitis, gout, or arthritis.
Also if you continue to put pressure on the area or continue with repetitive movements of the joint, recovery will take longer.
If you have severe or persistent hip pain that interferes with your life, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Hip Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
IF YOU HAVE SEVERE OR PERSISTENT HIP PAIN THAT INTERFERES WITH YOUR LIFE, CALL ORTHONEURO OR SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION ONLINE TODAY. OUR ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS PROVIDE STATE-OF-THE-ART DIAGNOSIS AND PERSONALIZED TREATMENT.
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