Hip Bursitis

What Is Bursitis of the Hip?

Hip bursitis or Trochanteric bursitis is a medical condition of the hip. It occurs when the bursa in the pelvis become inflamed or irritated. It is one of the most common causes of hip pain.

Usually, Hip bursitis occurs when the large bursa on the outside of the hip joint, where the pelvic bone meets the top of the thigh bone, becomes inflamed.

The inflamed bursa affects an area at the top of the thigh bone called ‘the trochanter,’ hence its name.

What are Common Hip Bursitis Symptoms?

Typically patients with hip bursitis suffer from the following Hip bursitis symptoms:

  • Hip pain
  • Pain that is worse after prolonged inactivity
  • Pain that is worse with repetitive activity
  • Hip tenderness
  • Radiating pain
  • Excessive redness, swelling, bruising or a rash in the affected area
  • A fever

As symptoms progress, pain may spread out of the thigh and occasionally to 

  • The buttock
  • Groin
  • Lower back
Hip Bursitis bone structure image

What Causes Hip Bursitis?

The most common causes of bursitis are cyclic motions or positions that put pressure on the bursae around a joint. Other causes of Hip bursitis are:

  • Trauma
  • Overuse Injury
  • Bone spurs on the trochanter bone
  • Chronic diseases such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis which can cause inflammation in the bursa
  • Complications or strain from hip surgery
  • Obesity

Anyone can develop hip bursitis, but certain factors can increase your risk: 

  • Age
  • Occupation or Hobbies
  • Other Medical Conditions


What are Common Hip Bursitis Treatments?

The recommended treatment techniques for hip bursitis, or bursitis at any joint location, is usually aimed at controlling the inflammation of the bursa.

Non-Invasive Hip Bursitis Treatments include:

  • Rest and activity modification
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs
  • Ice
  • Aspiration to drain the bursa
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical Therapy
  • Antibiotics

It is essential to wait until all hip bursitis symptoms are gone before resuming regular activities. If the patient returns to starneous activities premateurely, it will likely cause hip bursitis symptoms to flare up again.

If symptoms worsen and the condition does not show any signs of improvement, then doctors will recommend Hips Bursitis Surgery. Surgical procedures for Hip Bursitis include:

  • Bursectomy
  • Tendon repair and iliotibial band release
  • Osteotomy of the greater trochanter

What Is Hip Bursitis Surgery Recovery Time?

Recovery time for a Hip Bursitis Surgery depends on the procedure. In general, the surgical incision heals within ten days, whereas it takes 6-10 weeks to regain light movement. It can take several months to recover fully.

Where can you get Hip Bursitis Treatment NJ?

Complete Medical Wellness provides the best treatment for hip bursitis in NJ. For hip bursitis surgery, we have the most experienced surgeons to perform hip bursitis surgery NJ.

Our orthopedic department is equipped with state-of-the-art technology which enables our board-certified surgeons to perform sophisticated surgeries with ease.

We are proud to boast a 90% success rate in all our surgical procedures. You will be provided:

  • A modern, comfortable medical facility.
  • Attentive staff.
  • Board-certified orthopedic surgeons.
  • A wide range of proven orthopedic treatments.
  • Diligent post-op care.


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