Disease: Hip Bursitis

    Hip bursitis facts
    • A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between moving tissues of the body.
    • There are two major bursae of the hip.
    • Bursitis, or inflammation of a bursa, is usually not infectious, but the bursa can become infected.
    • Treatment of noninfectious bursitis includes rest, ice, and medications for inflammation and pain. Infectious bursitis (uncommon) is treated with antibiotics, aspiration, and surgery.
    • Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain.
    • Trochanteric bursitis frequently causes tenderness of the outer hip.
    • Ischial bursitis can cause dull pain in the upper buttock area.

      Source: http://www.rxlist.com

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