What is Causing My Hip Pain?

iStock 1147453815 1 Your hips are crucial to movement and keeping up with a busy life.

When you’re suffering from hip pain, it makes daily life a challenge. Understanding what causes your pain brings you closer to healing and getting back in action. A common reason for hip pain is hip bursitis, and it may be the source of your discomfort. Here are some tips on hip bursitis and what you can do to treat it.

What is Hip Bursitis?

Hip bursitis is a condition that affects 15% percent of women and 8% of men in the United States. Irritation from the bursae, the fluid-filled sac on the side of the hip, causes intense pain. The discomfort can be so debilitating that it makes moving difficult. The pain can be sharp in the early stages of bursitis. From this point, it changes to a dull ache that spreads across the hip.

Risk Factors For Bursitis

Hip bursitis is common among middle-aged women and the elderly, but it’s common to see it at any age. One of the most common causes of hip bursitis comes from placing repetitive stress on the hip joint. Repetitive stress on the hip causes injuries from overuse. Stress injuries can come from running, bicycling, or climbing stairs.

Other risk factors for developing hip bursitis include:

  • Having rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Calcium deposits
  • Prosthetic implants
  • A past surgery

How is Hip Bursitis Treated?

Lifestyle changes can address many cases of hip bursitis. Sometimes, anti-inflammatory drugs, avoiding strenuous activities, and using a cane can help.

More severe symptoms may require physical therapy intervention. If this is the case, physical therapy aims to help restore the strength and functionality of your hip, reduce pain and swelling, and restore quality of life.

If conservative treatments are ineffective, surgery may be used as a last resort to help you find relief.

Hip pain doesn’t have to bring your life to a standstill. Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic can help you take care of pain and get back to enjoying life. If you have questions about hip bursitis, call our Show Low, AZ office. Schedule a consultation at (855)-768-4968 

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