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Hip Pain

Hip Pain



• Women between 25 and 60
• Runners
• Cyclists
• Stair climbers


A bursa is a small sac of fluid that acts to cushion the joint. The bursa in the hip lies over the prominent bone on the side of your hip, the greater trochanter. It provides cushioning for the muscles of your thigh and bottom. People who suffer from bursitis have inflammation inside the bursa. People with bursitis generally experience a constant ache with occasional sharp pains over this region


If you have bursitis it is likely that you will feel pain when lying on the affected side at night, this can prove problematic because it begins to affect the sleeping patterns and your overall quality of life. As bursitis is an inflammatory condition it is common for the pain to be worse in the morning and especially worse in the cold weather.


A number of factors are involved in the development of bursitis. There are two different categories or causes of bursitis, traumatic and mechanical. Traumatic bursitis is caused by falling onto the affected hip, twisting rapidly or landing awkwardly. However mechanical causes of bursitis is more likely, this is because of a muscle imbalance (tightness vs weakness) in the muscles around the hip and lower back.

The Management

Your local Move Forward physiotherapist will assess your lower quadrant and hip pain in detail to determine the exact contributing factors for your presentation. From here they will advise you of the best path forward and prescribe you with an individualised treatment management plan in order to provide the most efficient and effective rehabilitation for you. It may include the following:
• Massage
• Dry needling
• Manipulation
• Mobilisations
• Stretches
• Hydrotherapy
• Heat / Ice packs
• Strengthening exercises
• Pilates or 1:1 exercise rehabilitation at our Hocking Physiotherapy or Quinns Physiotherapy
In the meantime, why don’t you have a look at our video titled lower body stretching in the education section of our fantastic website!

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