Hip Bursitis happens because of an inflammation of your bursa that is in your hip. With hip bursitis it will give you pain in your hip. The pain can have a very wide range sometimes it can be very severe. Some people will have very painful hip pain while others will describe it as more of a nuisance pain. Some people will get this from a trauma such as a fall.
The pain of hip bursitis is most often much worse at night. There are many things that can aggravate this condition and make the pain worse. When trying to get up from sitting you may have a hard time. If you walk for a long time it is almost guaranteed that you will be in more pain. People with hip bursitis will also have a hard time getting up and down the stairs.
Hip bursitis is more common in women than it is in men. It is also more common in middle aged or senior citizens. Although anyone any age can develop it. To check for the condition your doctor will do an exam. After that if they need more information then they will do an x-ray, MRI or CT scan to rule out other conditions and to confirm this diagnosis. It may be hard to sleep on the side that has the bursitis.
Treatment is usually NSAID medication to help with the inflammation, stop doing whatever is making the pain worse if possible, heat or ice therapy may be helpful. Sometimes they will give you a steroid injection into the hip and these are usually helpful. If your hip bursitis is severe and not responding to treatment then surgery may be an option.
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