Hip pain can be common in cyclists due to the repetitive nature of peddling and sitting.
One of the most commonly seen conditions in cyclists is hip bursitis. The bursa is a small fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion to absorb shock between the bone and ligaments. When the bursa becomes irritated and inflamed it is known as bursitis.
The reason a cyclist may get hip bursitis could be from cycling a lot without regular breaks, incorrect posture on the bike or an existing problem with the hip that worsens irritation of the hip bursa.
Symptoms of hip bursitis:
- Pain and swelling around the hip area
- Pain may worsen when moving
Treatment for hip bursitis:
Treatment for hip bursitis may involve a course of antibiotics, steroid injections if applicable and if severe surgery to drain or remove the bursa.
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