Hip bursitis refers to the inflammation of the bursal sac along the side of the hip.
Because of the closeness of the bursal sac to the hip tendons, a person with bursitis can feel pain with each step they take.
Your physician will determine the severity of your bursitis and provide a treatment plan. Individual treatments may include:
- Limiting activity that puts stress on the joint will give it time to heal.
- Anti-inflammatory medications, including cortisone injections, can help reduce painful swelling.
- A course of physical therapy can help increase flexibility in the hip joint and strengthen muscles surrounding it.
- Local corticosteroids injection.
In severe cases surgical removal of an inflamed bursa can be an option.