Hip Bursitis Pain Treatment

Hip Bursitis Pain Treatment

What is Hip Bursitis?

Hip bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa on the outside hip above the greater trochanter. It causes discomfort in the outer hip, which is known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Bursae are sacs formed by a synovial membrane and filled with synovial fluid. They are located on bony prominences such as the hip’s greater trochanter, the knee, the shoulder, and the elbow. They function to minimize friction between the bones and soft tissues during joint movement.

Causes are:

Hip bursitis is caused by synovial membrane thickening and increased fluid production. Aside from that, bursa inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, including

  • friction from repetitive motions,
  • damage to the bursa,
  • an inflammatory illness such as rheumatoid arthritis, or infection (septic bursitis).

Symptoms include:

  • Lateral Hip Pain,
  • Pain radiated down the outer thigh,
  • Pain worsens after activities such as standing from sitting, or sitting crossed-legged.

Rest, icing, analgesia, and steroid injection are the traditional treatments for hip bursitis.  However, if you keep your hip at rest and do not move it at all, your hip muscles may atrophy.

But we are a little different at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre. Our typical number of visits for total injury resolution ranges from four to six. We spend an hour with each patient and do a complete assessment in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis and determine the source of your discomfort. We have numerous ways and instruments to address your issue, as well as a home workout regimen to help you maintain the improvement you achieved during therapy.


  •  physiotherapy can improve Flexibility, muscular strength, and joint mechanics. When these factors improve, the pain will minimize.
  • The first phase of treatment attempts to control pain and inflammation, therefore the treatment at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre began with moist heat and ultrasound therapy. We also offer Cryo air equipment for rapist pain and inflammation alleviation.
  • Other treatment options at our physiotherapy clinic include Combo therapy, High-Intensity Class 4 Laser, dry needling, and Kinesio taping for better and faster recovery.
  • The second phase of treatment comprises boosting the patient’s strength and restoring a normal range of motion.
  • Mobilization of soft tissues.
  • Exercises that strengthen the gluteus medius and minimus muscles include side-lying hip abduction, and quadruped hydrant (in a front kneeling posture, place a loop band around the knees and elevate the sore leg outside), single-leg bridge, standing hip abduction, split squat, among others.
  • Muscle stretching, such as hamstring and IT band.
  • Training in proprioception.
  • Gait and Balance Training
  • If the patient is an athlete, the next phase of treatment entails restoring complete function and returning to sports. And this therapy phase includes-
  • Modifying activities and addressing potential training faults
  • Additionally, our physiotherapist may give you specialist foot orthotics or personalized insoles to address any biomechanical issue in the lower limb.
  • Our physiotherapist will focus on your overall well-being in the last part of the treatment by strengthening your core and upper body.
  • Home Exercise Plan- Icing 2-3 times a day for 10-15 minutes each, using mobility assistance momentarily to offload the afflicted side.

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