Hip bursitis in NJ, NY & FL is a painful condition that affects 15% of women and 8.5% of men of all ages in the United States. The condition tends to develop more in middle-aged and elderly individuals. Hip bursitis can have many causes, but the most common is a repetitive activity, such as walking or running on an uneven surface, which creates friction in the hip area. Athletes often develop hip bursitis after running up and down hills repetitively.
The condition can also be caused by abnormal walking, such as limping, due to an uneven leg length, or arthritis in the back, hip, knee, or other joints in the leg. It can also occur without any specific cause. Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for hip bursitis to reduce pain, swelling, stiffness, and any associated weakness in the hip, back, or lower extremity.
What is Hip Bursitis?
Hip bursitis (also called trochanteric bursitis) occurs when one or both of the 2 bursae (fluid-filled sacs on the side of the hip) become damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Bursitis (“-itis” means “inflammation of”) means the bursa has become irritated and inflamed, usually causing pain.
Normally, the bursa acts as a cushion for muscles and tendons that are close to it.mCertain positions, motions, or disease processes can cause constant friction or stress on the bursa, leading to the development of bursitis. When the bursa becomes injured, those muscles and tendons don’t glide smoothly over it, and they can become painful.
Hip bursitis can be caused by:
• Repetitive motions (running up and down hills or stairs)
• Muscle weakness
• Incorrect posture
• Direct trauma (being hit or falling on the side of the hip)
• Differences in the length of each leg
• Hip surgery or replacement
• Bone spurs in the hip
• Diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriasis, or thyroid disease
• Muscles or tendons in the hip area rubbing the bursa and causing irritation
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