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Valley Stream/Wantagh (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn (718) 333-1500
Valley Stream/Wantagh Offices (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn Office (718) 333-1500

Causes of Hip Bursitis


Hip Bursitis – Orthopedist in Nassau County

Hip pain can be very uncomfortable and over time can prevent you from doing important, everyday activities. If you’re experiencing hip pain or suspect you may be suffering from hip bursitis, this information on hip bursitis can help. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our orthopedist in Wantagh can diagnose the hip pain you may be suffering with as well as provide a variety of treatment options.

What is hip bursitis?

Hip bursitis is hip pain caused by inflammation of the bursa (sac in the joint filled with fluid) on the edge of the hip. Bursae prevent the bone from sliding and rubbing against other tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the joint. When inflammation occurs, simple activities like walking can become painful.

 

Causes of hip bursitis

The causes of hip bursitis include the following:

  1. Injury from a fall
  2. Lying on one side for long hours
  3. Repeating a particular activity such as climbing stairs, bicycling, hiking, or standing for an extended period of time
  4. A ruptured tendon

 

Symptoms of hip bursitis.

The main symptom of hip bursitis is a pain at the point of your hips. Soreness could also accompany the pain when you apply pressure to the points of your hips. The pain will likely increase when doing certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. The pain can also spread and cause aches in other parts of the body. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, an orthopedist in Wantagh can help.

 

Treatment for hip bursitis.

To handle pain caused by hip bursitis, it is advisable to avoid activities that worsen symptoms.  Use of assisted devices such as a cane or walker can decrease pressure put on the hips and alleviate pain. Injection therapy and therapeutic exercise can also be beneficial. The best way to know what treatment is right for you would be to visit our dependable team at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation for quality orthopedic care. As an experienced orthopedist in Wantagh, we at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can diagnose and devise a personalized treatment plan that can help reduce your hip pain.

 

Preventive measures.

To prevent further injury to your hip while you heal, it is best to avoid overusing the hip joint. Taking these preventive measures while you heal can make the healing process as efficient as possible. We at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation in Wantagh will provide you with more information about hip bursitis and what treatment is best for you. Contact us today to find out how we can help.