The hip is one of the strongest joints in the human body that is the foundation of our daily movement. Whether to walk, jump, run, sit or perform any kind of physical activity, the hip provides the foundation, power and stability that our body needs. So when the crucial joint of the hip suffers problems, it becomes extremely difficult to cope-up with pain and instability without sorting out the issue. And Hip Bursitis is one such hip problem that plagues the majority of patients.
What is Hip Bursitis?
Bursae are fluid-filled jelly-like sacs that are present between the bone and soft tissue to reduce friction by acting as cushions. These bursae present in joints (hip knee, shoulder, elbow or heel) can sometimes get inflamed or irritated causing pain and mobility issues. The inflammation of this bursa in the hip is called Hip Bursitis.
There is two type of Hip Bursitis – Trochanteric Bursitis (Major) and Iliopsoas Bursitis (Minor). In this blog, we are going to focus on Trochanteric Bursitis since it is one of the most common Hip Bursitis in Mumbai often treated by Joint Replacement Surgeon and Hip Specialist Dr Niraj Vora at our medical centre.
What happens if a patient has Hip Bursitis?
The most common and obvious symptom of Hip Bursitis is a pain in the hip. Outside of the thigh area is where this pain is usually felt and over time the pain can spread to the entire hip area. While the pain can be intense in the initial stages, over time it becomes an ache that intensifies at night if sleeping on the affected hip. Regular activities like getting up from the chair, prolonged walking, squatting stair climbing will become painful and difficult.
In severe cases, the hip joint is swollen, changes colour to red and the patient can suffer fever. To avoid complications, any hip pain without improvement must be consulted with hip specialist AIN Mumbai as soon as possible.
What causes Trochanteric Hip Bursitis?
Hip overuse or injury is the common cause of inflammation to Trochanteric bursa resulting in Trochanteric Hip Bursitis. Older or middle-aged people are often diagnosed with this Hip Bursitis with a probability of 5 in every 1000 people.
Treatment for Trochanteric Hip Bursitis:
Physical therapy, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications are some of the at-home treatment options that are recommended by hip specialists. Cortisone shots and low-energy shock therapy are two other non-surgical treatment options for Hip Bursitis that are performed at the hospital facility by the hip specialist. Only when the Bursitis cannot be treated unless the bursa is removed, then a hip surgeon recommends hip surgery as a treatment for Hip Bursitis.
That said, the majority of the Hip Bursitis cases treated by Joint Replacement Surgeon and Hip Specialist Dr Niraj Vora in Mumbai are treated non-surgically. Severe cases are rare and happen only when [patients ignore and endure the pain. So if a patient is suffering from hip pain for more than two weeks, it is always advised to consult a hip specialist in Mumbai at the earliest to get the problem sorted. If you are in Mumbai and are looking doe Hip Bursitis Treatment in Mumbai, you can consult Joint Replacement Surgeon and Hip Specialist Dr Niraj Vora here Mail@ firstname.lastname@example.org