Bursitis is where the bursa in a joint becomes inflamed. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction and helps the tendons and ligaments of the joint slide easily over each other. You can get bursitis in any joint but it most commonly affects the shoulders, hips, elbows and knees. When the bursa in the hip joint becomes inflamed, it is called trochanteric bursitis. We can treat trochanteric bursitis in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop!
There are several causes of bursitis but mostly when the joint is overused or following an injury. Active people, especially walkers, runners and cyclists are prone to getting bursitis in the hip. When the long connective tissue called the iliotibial band (ITB) is tight from extensive use, it can rub against the hip joint causing bursitis.
Other causes of bursitis include poor posture, gout or surgery on the hip.
The symptoms of trochanteric bursitis include:
There are several ways that you can self-treat bursitis in the hip:
If your bursitis isn’t getting better using self-treating methods, there are other options available:
If the bursa is not healing despite treatments above, it may need to be removed surgically as it may be beyond repair. Book your treatment for Trochanteric Bursitis in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop today! You can also follow us on social media!