By Athlete's Care on December 08, 2021
Statistically, hip bursitis occurs more often in middle-aged women than in younger people, or in men. The reasons for that are unknown. But, our Toronto physiotherapists and other sports medicine specialists can offer both treatment options and solid information.
What is known is the bursitis is most commonly caused by repeated movements over a long period of time, and overuse. It's possible that occupations where women are most often employed (according to statistics), such as healthcare and service industries, involve more of the types of movements that cause stress on the area.
The joints bring together bones, muscles, and tendons in various complicated structures. In between those more rigid materials lie the bursa, which are essentially small sacs filled with fluid. In those in-between spaces, the bursa act to lubricate and cushion the joints, making movements easy and free of painful friction.
There are a variety of ways that trochanteric bursitis usually develops.
Exercises can be extremely useful in managing hip bursitis, both in improving movement and reducing pain and inflammation.
Our Toronto physiotherapists are ready with customized advice on exercises that can help you with your condition. Other treatment options include:
Hip bursitis can be a very painful and debilitating condition. If you are experiencing hip pain, or any other musculoskeletal discomfort, please contact one of our Toronto physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics today for a consultation.