Hip Bursitis Treatment

Hip Bursitis is swelling and pain of a bursa in one's hip. Bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion or shock absorber between a tendon and a bone. It helps to reduce friction between the gliding muscles and the bone.

Normally a bursa has a small amount of fluid in it. When injured, a bursa becomes inflamed and filled with too much fluid.

The main symptom of Hip Bursitis is pain at the point of the hip. The pain may get worse and spread out with prolonged walking, stair climbing, or squatting.

Many people with Hip Bursitis can experience relief with simple lifestyle changes, including:

  • avoiding the activities that worsen symptoms
  • use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • physical therapy
  • injection of a corticosteroid
  • arthroscopic removal of the bursa if nonsurgical treatments fails.

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 Healed
5 of 7 people found this helpful
I had pain in my hip for a number of years. It got bad enough that I could not walk more than half a mile. After an MRI, doctor recommended a cortizone shot. It was extremenly painful but it relieved my hip pain..
 Helped a lot
4 of 4 people found this helpful
I've had bursitis for three years getting cortisone injections about three times year. They are generally successful. Just make sure that they doctor is experienced. One of my injections did not work out well. I also use ice and anti inflamatorories when it acts after the injection wears off..
 Healed
3 of 3 people found this helpful
I am generally a very healthy person, so the sudden hip pain took me by surprise. I was sitting and watching a movie and when I got up, I felt deep pain in my hip. After X-rays, the doctor determined that it was bursitis and prescribed Naproxen. I walk every day now and the pain subsided..

Treatments and Results View All Cases


Category
Name Average Result Healed Helped
a Lot
Helped
a Little
No Change Made Worse
All Treatments (average)
2.9
(72)
2 24 11 32 3
Drugs and Supplements
Motrin - Ibuprofen
4.0
1
Drugs and Supplements
Anti-inflammatory Medication (NSAID)
3.3
1 3 1 1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Cortisone Injection
3.3
1 3 2 1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Pain Killers (Analgesic)
3.0
1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Percocet
2.0
1
Exercise
Biking
4.0
1
Exercise
Strengthening
3.0
1 1
Exercise
Change of Sleeping Position
2.0
1
Exercise
Walking
2.0
1
Medical Devices and Equipment
Foot inserts
2.0
1
Medical Devices and Equipment
Crutches
2.0
1
Surgery
Hip Arthroscopy
3.0
1 1
Therapy
Stretching Treatment
3.3
2 1
Therapy
Bed Rest
3.0
1 1
Therapy
Rest
3.0
3 2 3
Therapy
Physical Therapy
2.9
2 2 3
Therapy
Heat Therapy
2.8
1 1 2
Therapy
Ice
2.8
3 1 3 1
Therapy
Ultrasound
2.8
1 1 2
Therapy
Therapy Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation - TENS
2.0
1
Therapy
Traction
2.0
1
Therapy
Range of Motion Exercises
2.0
1
Therapy
Massage Therapy
2.0
1
Therapy
Individual Therapy
2.0
1
Therapy
Chiropractic
2.0
1
Topical
Biofreeze
2.0
1
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