Bursitis is a painful condition that occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near the joints become inflamed. It can be caused by minor trauma or overuse. Symptoms of hip bursitis include aching, stiffness, swelling, redness, and pain during movement, climbing stairs, after sitting, or when pressed on. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections and physical therapy typically resolve bursitis. Cases of infectious bursitis, in which the bursae become infected, are rare and usually require surgery.
The orthopaedic surgeons at Oakland Regional Hospital perform joint replacement and treat many hip injuries and conditions. If you are experiencing hip pain, discomfort, or a decrease in function or range of motion, click below to make an appointment for a consultation. Or, call the Appointment Hotline at (248) 423-8484.