Hip Bursitis

Does This Describe You?

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You have pain on the outside of your hip region and sometimes it goes down your leg.
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You can’t sleep and can’t lie on that side.
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You are struggling doing simple things such as getting out of a chair or going for a walk.
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You have pain climbing stairs.
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You think it might be arthritis because it’s not going away.
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You may have hip bursitis but what is it?
Hip Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. Bursae, (everyone has one) are small, fluid filled sacs that are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. In the hip region the most common bursa to be affected is the trochanteric bursa situated on the outside of the hip region.

The Hip Bursitis Program

At Power Physiotherapy we have helped patients just like you overcome hip pain with our 3 step program.

Step 1 – Thorough examination and diagnosis:

Hip bursitis requires a thorough examination not only of the local area but also of the lower back, hip joint and gluteal muscles to check if other structures are referring pain to the area. (This can commonly happen). The number of treatments required to resolve hip bursitis depends on many factors including the other structures that may be involved, the nature of your work, sport or leisure as well as the length of time the problem has been present. After your assessment, your physiotherapist will provide you with a diagnosis of your problem and guide you through the time frame to recovery.
Step 2 – Managing your Symptoms:
Hip bursitis can be very painful, so the first focus of treatment is on managing and reducing your pain. Identifying activities, movements or positions that aggravate your pain is important in reducing the irritation to the area and therefore helping to calm down the symptoms. At Power Physiotherapy we have a ‘Hands On’ approach to treatment as well as following the guidelines of the latest scientific evidence. Our ‘Hands On’ techniques include joint mobilisation/movement, soft tissue massage, as well as passive and active stretching techniques. Other modalities that may be suitable for you include electrotherapy (laser), dry needling and strapping.

Step 3 – Restore Movement, Strength and Function:

In the presence of pain, it is very common for muscles to become weak or lose their capacity for full function. Therefore, a specific, individualised stretching and strengthening program is a vital component to assist recovery.

Hip bursitis is a complex problem, and it takes time to recover from it. Your physiotherapist will help you build up strength by gradually introducing exercises and progressing them as you are able. We will help you work towards achieving your goals and get you back to doing the activities that you love.

What’s the next step?
Not sure if treatment at Power Physiotherapy is right for your problem? Want to know more about your hip pain? Do you have any specific questions regarding the program? Click on the button below to contact us or call the clinic on 9440 6125 to arrange a chat with a Physiotherapist. We can help to get you on the right journey to good health.