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.
There are two categories of why bursae may become inflamed. The first is mechanical factors and this may include trauma, prolonged pressure (through compression) 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 conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.
The major symptoms are pain, swelling, restriction of hip movement. Pain when lying on the side of hip bursitis is common.
The treatment for hip bursitis will depend on the cause, nature and severity of bursitis. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment are useful with this condition with rehabilitation exercises being a major component.
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