HIP BURSITIS



physiotherapy for hip bursitisWhat is it?

Trochanteric (Hip) bursitis is a condition characterized by tissue damage and inflammation of the trochanteric bursa causing pain hip and thigh pain.

Causes:

Hip bursitis most commonly occurs due to repetitive or prolonged activities placing strain on the trochanteric bursa.

Signs & Symptoms:

Pain and swelling are localized to the outer aspect of the hip and may radiate down the outer aspect of the thigh as far as the knee.



Treatment:

Treatment focuses on reducing pain and inflammation initially through rest and anti-inflammatory medication, before commencing a mobility and stability exercise program. Stretching may reduce the friction placed on the bursa, and should be combined with strengthening surrounding gluteals, hip flexors, abductors and hamstrings.

Prognosis:

Most patients with this condition heal well with appropriate physiotherapy and return to normal function over a 6 to 8 week period.