What is Hip Bursitis?
Hip Bursitis, also known as Trochanteric Bursitis or Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, is a burning pain on the outside of the hip that may radiate down the outside of the leg. It is most commonly seen in women aged between 50-60 years who have recently started increasing their exercise intensity.
Sign & Symptoms
What causes it?
It was previously thought to be caused by inflammation of the bursa (a lubricant sac which helps tendons glide smoothly over bone), however recent research has shown that it is the actual tendons attaching to the outside of the hip which are the primary culprit. It is the repetitive compression of these tendons by overlying muscles that causes pain.
A number of factors which may contribute to developing Hip Bursitis include:
How can we help?
Are you currently experiencing hip pain and are frustrated that it won’t go away? Is it now stopping you from doing things you enjoy or could easily do a few months ago? Research shows that physiotherapy is proven to be an effective way of treating hip pain.
See an expert at Spine & Sports Physiotherapy now to take back control of your life and free yourself from the burden of hip pain!!!