What is bursitis of the knee?
Symptoms Of Knee Bursitis
What causes knee bursitis?
Diagnosis of Hip Bursitis
Hip bursitis is a medical condition that causes pain when it is made the simplest of everyday activities like walking or even sitting.
Hip bursitis is due to inflammation in one or more of the small jelly sacs, known as bursae, that reduce friction between the moving parts of the joints.
When hip bursitis develops, the pain is often acute and intense at first. The longer you have it, the more likely it is that the pain will feel like more of a pain, but it will spread over a larger area of the hip.
If your doctor thinks you may have hip bursitis, he or she may ask you the following questions about your symptoms.
* Where do you feel pain or discomfort?
Does the pain feel worse at night?
* Do you especially notice the pain when you are lying on the affected hip, getting up from a chair after sitting for a while?
* Does it get worse after a long walk, climb stairs, or squatting?
There are a number of causes for hip bursitis, so your doctor will ask if you
* have recently done a lot of running, climbing stairs, biking, or standing for a long period of time,
* have recently fallen on your hip, or hit hard enough to cause injury,
* They are often on one side of your body for long periods of time (for example, when reading a book),
* Have you ever had surgery around your hip or hip implants. These can irritate the bursa.
* Have been previously diagnosed with a spinal disorder such as scoliosis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis in the back or other back problems.
Other causes of hip bursitis may include
Unequal leg length. If one leg is shorter than the other, it will affect the way you walk, which can cause irritation to one or more bursae.
Bone spurs or calcium deposits. These tend to grow inside the tendons in the hip, causing irritation and inflammation.
If you experience any of the symptoms, or situations that I have mentioned seem familiar, consult your doctor. Keep in mind that when it comes to any health issue, you should rely only on the advice of a medical professional.
I have a number of other videos related to various forms of bursitis. The links are listed above.
Video credits to WS Westwood YouTube channel