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Hip Bursitis


Bursitis is a rather painful condition caused by inflammation of one or both of the fluid-filled cushioning sacs of the hip bone. This condition is most common in middle-aged women. Keep reading to learn what causes it and how symptoms are relieved.

Causes & Triggers

  • Bone spurs
  • Overuse
  • Prior hip injury or surgery
  • Repetitive stress
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal diseases (scoliosis)

Signs & Symptoms

  • Dull ache
  • Sharp pain
  • Worsening pain when walking, climbing, squatting

Tips & Treatment

  • Hip bursitis is typically treated with lifestyle changes including:
    • Activity modification
    • Anti-inflammatory medications
    • Assistive devices
    • Corticosteroid injections
    • Physical therapy

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