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If you’ve been to your doctor complaining of pain in your hips, he or she may have told you that you have hip bursitis. Exactly what is hip bursitis and what can be done to relieve your constant pain and hip ache?
Let’s start with some education about the upper thigh, where the hip bursitis occurs:
The thigh bone (femur) has several bursas (fluid containing sacs which allow two opposing surfaces to glide freely over one another without producing friction). One of these bursas is located on the upper, outer surface of the femur (greater trochanter).
The Iliotibial band (a thick band of fibers that passes over the head of the femur) which connects the hip bone to the lower leg, travels over this bursa. (See animation below).
If this bursa sac is inflamed, it becomes swollen and irregularly shaped. When this happens, the Iliotibial Band is no longer to glide freely over the inflamed bursa, resulting in dull burning pain that travels down the outer surface of your thigh.
Simple acts like walking and climbing up stairs turn into a difficult and painful experience. If the inflammation is severe enough, it might even cause pain while you’re sitting or lying down.
What is Hip Bursitis?
When the bursa overlying the greater trochanter becomes inflamed, this is the condition called hip bursitis.
What causes Hip Bursitis and how is it treated?
The most common causes of hip bursitis, cited in medical literature are; injuries (e.g., hip contusions or hip fractures), complications from hip surgery (e.g., hip replacements), intensive sport activities (e.g., soccer, football, etc) and idiopathic (unknown cause). These causes of hip bursitis are typically treated with NSAIDs (e.g., Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, etc) and/or steroid injections while using ice and limiting all forms of activity.
If the hip bursa becomes inflamed with deposits of calcium resulting from gout, this condition is usually treated with medication to control the gout (e.g., colchicine, krystexxa and indomethacin).
A condition called septic bursitis happens as the result of the hip bursa becoming infected with bacteria. Septic bursitis is usually treated with antibiotics.
If hip bursitis is left untreated, scar tissue can build up around the bursa, creating a condition known as chronic hip bursitis, which can be very difficult to treat.
A frequently overlooked cause of hip bursitis is foot pathomechanics (abnormal foot twist) coming from one of two inherited abnormal foot structures: the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
This abnormal foot twist increases the inward rotation of the hip joint, which in turn, increases the shearing (rubbing together of two surfaces, resulting in friction) between the Iliotibial Band and the underlying hip bursa. This results in inflammation (hip bursitis).
Hip Bursitis resulting from foot pathomechanics does not respond to drug therapy. It must be treated by correcting the foot twist coming from the abnormal foot structure.
If your chronic pain manifests as hip bursitis, hip ache or a dull burning pain that travels down the outer surface of your thigh , why struggle with temporary fixes and treatments that only work in the short term (like sterioid injections and dangerous drugs) when there is a highly effective and non invasive treatment available, called Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, that corrects foot twist coming from the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
For more information on resolving hip problems, read: There Is A Non-Surgical Cure For Chronic Pain In The Hips.
And if you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
If you would like to contact me regarding an appointment to resolve the pain in your hips, click here.
Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain