Bursitis is when the bursa, small fluid filled sacks that cushion the joint to help reduce friction, become inflamed and painful.
Symptoms of hip bursitis
- Painful hip
- Tender and achy hip
- Swelling around the hip
- Redness around the hip
- The hip might be more painful when you put pressure on it
Treating hip bursitis
Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication can help to reduce the swelling, along with resting and avoiding putting pressure on the hip joint.
Usually, you might be given a course of antibiotics if the bursitis is caused by an infection or steroid injections to help reduce the swelling. If the bursitis is severe then the bursa may need to be drained or surgically removed.
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