What is hip bursitis?


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.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


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