Hip Bursitis

Bursae are very common structures in the human body. They are found in numerous locations including the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and foot. Essentially a bursa is a small fluid filled sac that is positioned between prominent bones and soft tissues to help reduce friction during movement. If a bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is called bursitis. Inflammation can occur as a result of trauma, but it usually results from overuse and poor conditioning. In rare cases the bursa can become infected. Not surprisingly, runners often develop bursitis of the lower extremity and one of the most common joints affected is the hip. There are 2 major bursae that can become inflamed and irritated in

Hip Pain and the Athlete

Hip pain is very common in all levels of athletics. From MLB slugger Alex Rodriguez to weekend warriors just trying to stay in shape, it can happen to anyone at any time. Often it is something that can be self treated at home while other conditions can be more serious requiring orthopedic evaluation and even surgery. It’s important to pay attention to hip pain when it begins to keep it from developing into a chronic condition. Here are some of the more common conditions and how to deal with them. Bursitis and Tendinitis Hip bursitis and tendinitis are common conditions in active individuals. The bursae serve as a cushion between tendons and prominent bones. They can become inflamed with over


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