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What is Hip Bursitis?

Hip pain is a catch-all phrase that describes pain affecting the hip region. But hip pain can come from causes, some of which aren’t from the hip itself. People can experience hip pain from herniated discs. This is referred pain and resolves when the underlying back issue is treated.

However, hip bursitis is a medical condition that stems from the hip. It can be extremely painful, causing a loss of proper function and mobility. Diagnosing hip bursitis is usually made by a combination of physical examination and radiologic imaging.

What is Hip Bursitis

Greater trochanteric bursitis is caused by painful inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac, located near the greater trochanter. When inflamed, it can cause pain with and without movement.

Causes

Patients often present with symptoms due to overuse, as seen in professional athletes and people who participate regularly. Other causes this painful condition include:

Improper posture. Problems with the lumbar spine, scoliosis and certain types of arthritis.
Previous hip surgery.
Injury to the hip
Chronic medical conditions such as thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis
Age-related change

Symptoms can range from a mild ache to excruciating pain. Patients often have trouble walking up the stairs, lying on the affected side. The area is tender when pressed on and may feel hot to the touch. Getting up from a seated position can also worsen the pain, limiting the patient’s mobility.

Treatment

Treatment starts with a proper diagnosis. Physical examination, the patient’s past medical history and possible radiological imaging can help make a definitive diagnosis. Once a definitive diagnosis is made, treatment will vary. The goal of care is to reduce painful inflammation and restore function and range of motion.

Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication may provide relief. Corticosteroid injections are also beneficial for some patients. In more severe cases that are unresponsive to conservative treatment, including medication and physical therapy, surgery may be warranted.

Prevention

Since most cases are due to overuse, prevention is the best route to go. Avoid activities that are known to cause a flare-up of symptoms. Use proper technique when participating in sports, and make sure that your spine is properly aligned. With proper treatment and rest, most cases do resolve on their own. However, if symptoms persist or worsen, reach out to your physician for further guidance.

Call POSMC today!

To schedule an appointment with one our specialists, contact our scheduling department at 972-250-5700 or request an appointment online.

POSMC is a full-service medical facility specializing in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. The practice is led by a group of 12 board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Contact us today!

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COVID-19 Update

Updated March 26, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families is our highest priority.

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating on a limited schedule to provide in-person critical care to our patients. Currently, we are transitioning our non-critical, in-person appointments to a telehealth platform for immediate care or scheduling appointments to a future date.

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, all elective surgical procedures will be postponed until April 22nd. We are in the process of contacting our patients to reschedule for a later date.

Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams.

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For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

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We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will be updating this page as the situation continues to evolve.

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