Hip bursitis, physical therapy

It’s a condition where the bursa, located at the inner and outer hips, is inflamed. Inflammation of the bursa can cause pain in the hip and limit the range of motion. 

Our bodies have small sacs that contain synovial fluid. This sac is known as a bursa. These structures allow for the movement of ligaments over bones and decrease friction. There are two bursae in our hips. One on each side is located on trochanteric bones called trochanteric bursa, and the other on the inner side is called iliopsoas bursa. If you’re in the area, visit the best San Diego Physical Therapy Clinic.

Causes of hip bursa

There are many causes that can affect your hips. This condition can progress to more serious conditions if it isn’t treated.

  • Sometimes, this may be caused by an injury to the hip. This can happen due to falling, trauma or an accident.
  • This condition can also result from overuse of the hip bones, as in sports and climbing stairs.
  • It can also be caused by a sloppy posture or depression of soft tissues
  • Hip bursitis may also be caused in part by other diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis and spina bifida.

Hip bursitis: What are the symptoms?

This is a painful condition that affects your major bone, pelvic bone and other bones in your body.

  • Radiating pain outside or inside the hip
  • Specific activities can cause pain, such as climbing stairs or running.
  • Press the affected side as if you are sleeping.
  • An injury that limits the motion of the hip bone.

Assessment test

A physical therapist will examine you if you present with symptoms of hip pain. These tests are

  • Apply pressure to a point on your hips
  • Palpation
  • You can check a variety of movement
  • Gauit measurement
  • Postural exam
  • Spinal mobility

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How physical therapy could help

It is a disorder of the musculoskeletal systems. Although it can be treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines, they are not effective in relieving the symptoms of hip bursting. Hip bursitis can be treated with physical therapy. This treatment includes heat, cold, ultrasonic, massage therapy (manual therapy), stretching, and strengthening exercises. A professional sports physical therapist or orthopedist can assist you. A physical therapist can effectively treat hip bursitis and allow the patient to return to their daily life without any pain or suffering.

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