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Hip bursitis

Hip bursitis is also called trochanteric bursitis. Hip bursitis is caused by inflammation in the bursae of the hip. This is typically caused by overuse and this implies that there is either abnormal forces going through the hips or too much normal forces going through the hip.

Causes of hip bursitis

There are two categories of why bursae may become inflamed. The first is mechanical factors and this may include trauma, prolonged pressure (through compressive exercises) and repetitive stress such as that in overuse injuries. The second reasons are classified as non-mechanical and this involves getting an infection in the bursae or systemic inflections such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout that infect the bursae.

Symptoms of hip bursitis

The regards to olecranon bursitis the major symptoms are pain, swelling, restriction of hip movement and pain when lying on the side of hip bursitis. If there is an infectious or systemic cause they redness and heat by come from an infected bursae and the signs and symptoms elsewhere in the body of the primary disease.

Treatment of hip bursitis

Chiropractor and physiotherapists offer treatments for mechanical causes of bursitis. If the bursitis is from an infection or underlying disease then your chiropractor or physiotherapist will refer you to the appropriate doctor for medication such as antibiotics. For mechanical causes of hip bursitis your chiropractor or physiotherapist at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) will look at what the underlying cause of your bursitis is. If it is a exercise induced compressive pressure issue then an exercise review and training techniques may looked at, for a overuse injury activity modification and rest may be given. Identifying the cause, reducing pain and enhancing function will be the primary goals of your chiropractor or physiotherapist, this is done through a variety of different treatments and such of the are individualised to a case by case.

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