Many of our patients will agree the pain from bursitis in the hip can be crippling. Hip bursitis affects 5 in 1000 adults, but more common in elderly with degenerative conditions and diabetes (1). These patients suffer from severe pain over their hip or side of the leg when they walk, and worse going down stairs. They also have a lot of trouble at night and can’t lay on that side. Typical treatment for this problem often includes ice, anti-inflammatories, cortisone and therapy, however sometimes is ineffective and the condition becomes chronic. Keep reading to learn why and what makes the treatment at Solutions the best way to not only get fast relief for hip bursitis but also address the cause of the problem…
Also called trochanteric bursitis, this is when one of the fluid filled sacs surrounding the greater trochanter of the hip gets inflamed (2). This often occurs from an overuse or trauma, but some patients develop it slowly. For example, the slow degeneration of an arthritic knee combined with an overpronated foot (extremely common presentation) puts added mechanical stress on the hip and supportive structures (iliotibial band & bursas), causing a slow, chronic irritation to the bursas. In cases like this, the bursa itself may only respond temporarily to treatment or will not clear until the lower issues are addressed. Medical/orthopedic treatment that focuses only on the affected body part risk missing underlying causes.
This is why when you’re tired of suffering with severe hip pain and search for ‘hip bursitis treatment near me’ online, the best thing to do is click on Solutions Integrated Medicine. When we evaluate a patient, we study their entire structure and take into account ALL the joints in relation to each other. We also use the latest, state of the art regenerative medicine products for the fastest and most complete healing possible. Our rehab is also individualized, comprehensive and cutting edge. At Solutions, we see excellent results with both acute and chronic hip bursitis.