What Is Hip Bursitis?

Is a condition affecting the trochanteric bursa which is located on the side of the hip.  The bursa are small sacs of fluid which lie near where bone tendon passes over bone around joints.  When the bursa become aggravated they become inflamed and cause the individual to suffer from pain and discomfort.

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain and swelling on the lateral side of the hip.
  • Referred pain down the leg can also occur.  Typically this occurs down the outside of the leg.
  • Pain when sleeping on the affected side.
  • Pain following sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Pain with activity that has been carried out for a prolonged time.

Diagnosis is typically made through the clinical history, observation and physical examination.  In some cases you will be referred for an ultrasound or MRI.

Typical treatment and management involves rest, ice, pain management through medication and avoiding aggravating and maintaining factors.  Hands on manual therapy such as osteopathy and physio can also help with symptoms and to improve mobility and strength.

How Can An Osteopath At Principle Four Osteopathy Help You?

  • Your Osteopath will take you through a detailed case history and assessment to help identify the cause of your injury and give you a diagnosis.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management plan that is appropriate for the injury or condition. This also includes listening to your goals as a client and ensuring that the treatment and management plan is discussed with you and focused towards you achieving these goals.
  • In some cases your Osteopath may be required to refer for further assessment and investigation and this may be with one of our Trusted Professional Network of practitioners.
  • Your Osteopath may provide hands on Osteopathy or provide you with an exercise prescription / rehabilitation program.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management program that educates and shows you how to better manage your condition through stretching, mobility and strengthening where appropriate.

To find out more about these conditions and how you can better treat and manage these conditions, please call 03 9670 9290 or book an appointment online to see one of our osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy.

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