At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we specialise in treatment of hip bursitis and target issues with:
Hip Bursitis (Trochanteric bursitis) can significantly affect your daily life. It can start with being stiff and achey and cause pain and discomfort when laying on your side. Ultimately, this might prevent you from everyday functioning, such as walking and stairs. It is most commonly seen in women over 50 and it tends to develop over time.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa.
A bursa is a small fluid filled pad or sac found near joints. It acts like a cushion to reduce friction, allowing muscles and tendons to move smoothly over the bones or other structures.
Around the hip the most common bursitis is of the trochanteric bursa, which is located over the great trochanter of the thigh bone. The widest part of your hips where the bone is most prominent.
One or more issues may cause hip bursitis. Women more often the men suffer from hip bursitis, possible due to the difference in the shape of the pelvis.
Bursitis can happen as a result of a fall onto the hip, bumping the hip or evening laying on the one side for prolonged periods. It can also happen as a consequence of overuse such as doing more running or walking than you are use to.
Another cause of hip bursitis is a poor level of strength in the muscles around the hip in proportion to your body weight. Even having tight muscles may be a factor in some individuals.
If you are feeling pain in your hip when laying on your side, walking or going up stairs or hills, it is highly likely that you are struggling with hip bursitis.
Some of the first signs include stiffness and pain in the hip(s), pain in the hip when crossing your legs, standing on one leg or prolonged standing. If you experience any of these symptoms, turn to Vitalis Physiotherapy to get a comprehensive hip assessment and treatment that will gradually reduce the pain and ultimately heal you.
If you have pain in you hip when laying on your side or if you push on your hip bone (Greater Trochcanter) then you likely have hip bursitis. To be one hundred per cent certain, schedule an appointment with Vitalis Physiotherapy 0410 559 856. Our certified and educated professionals will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and propose the best hip treatment and recovery plan for you.
Yes and if you have been struggling with the same problem for some time now, it is best to turn to a professional team. At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we have years of experience correcting the biomechanical issues around hip bursits. We employ a range of methods which have proved to be highly effective in the past, including:
- Dry needling and soft tissue mobilisation, to reduce muscle tension in the hip,
- Shockwave to promote healing and reduce pain,
- Orthotics to improve lower limb alignment and biomechanics,
- Personalised hip treatment program which involves a specially-selected set of exercises.
While we do take a tailored approach to each patient, we always start with a detailed assessment to ascertain the root cause of you hip pain. We will discuss the most optimal hip therapy plan with you and design a program that you can achieve.
- Be aware of your posture when walking and try to stand tall.
- Walk at a comfortable pace, don’t overstride.
- Don’t walk like a cat walk model, allowing your feet to cross the midline, this increases the stress on the outside of the hip.
- Concentrate of walking lightly and smoothly.
- Try to avoid stairs and hills where you can. If you can’t avoid them, remember small steps and stay up tall. For stairs put the good leg up first to reduce strain on the bad one.