Hip Bursitis Treatment
If you are currently suffering from inflammation, swelling or other painful symptoms caused by hip bursitis, then it is highly likely that this is starting to affect your work, sleep and lifestyle.
Furthermore, if you are someone who enjoyed physical activities or just getting out and about prior to developing hip bursitis, then it can be quite mentally challenging to deal with.
Bursitis in the hip can often make even everyday activities difficult, dramatically impacting your quality of life. This resulting change in lifestyle, combined with the ongoing pain and disrupted sleep, may possibly lead to depression in some individuals.
Hence it is important to make sure that you properly address bursitis in the hip as early as possible.
Below we have provided some valuable tips that you can benefit from straight away. These tips can help minimize the risk of further injury while also supporting your road to recovery.
Following the tips we discuss the most common treatment options available, these include strong anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and aspiration of fluid from the area using a syringe.
Finally, you will learn about the OSMO Patch, a natural and effective treatment option which takes advantage of a well know process found in nature called… OSMOSIS!
(Click to read: The OSMO Patch Story and find out about how it all began).
TIPS for Hip Bursitis Relief.
1. Are there any Exercises for Hip Bursitis that you Should or Shouldn’t be Doing?
Unfortunately, exercise for hip bursitis or other such physical activities only places more stress on the injury, resulting in further aggravating the condition.
While it is important to move around normally and not to be bedridden, you should listen to your body and ease off from any activity that is causing pain or placing stress on the hip.
In particular you should avoid any type of repetitive stress where possible. Even seemingly light repetitive movements if done continually over a period of time will cause irritation (this including squatting and climbing stairs ). Unfortunately ongoing irritation may lead to chronic bursitis in the hip and subsequent formation of fibrous scar tissue. Further resulting in additional inflammation.
Also it is important to avoid sleeping on the side of your hip bursitis and if possible try to sleep on your back as this will take a lot of pressure of the hip. Sleeping on the side of the hip can be one of the biggest contributors to prolonged hip bursitis.
So if you enjoy exercise, sports or participate in any physical activity we suggest that you take a break from these activities. Remember that a little sacrifice up front can give a great reward in the end.
Now while exercise for hip bursitis is not recommended while the condition is active, it may be useful once the condition has completely resolved to rebuild lost muscle mass and strength. This should be done gradually and in some cases it may be helpful to obtain guidance from a qualified physiotherapist to ensure you are doing this correctly.
2. Is Massage a Good Treatment for Hip Bursitis?
Unlike a muscular injury, which can respond well to massage, hip bursitis contains inflammatory fluids which are encapsulated in the inflamed and swollen synovial lining of the hip bursa. The problem with massage is that the fluid cannot be dispersed since it is encapsulated. Furthermore massaging directly over the bursitis will only further irritate the already inflamed synovial lining.
Massaging can however be extremely good for relieving areas where there is referred pain. Often people with hip bursitis may experience pain in other areas, such as the thigh or lower back.
If you are seeing a massage therapist it is a good idea to have discussion with them and request that they do not massage anywhere directly over or close to the bursitis. Any good massage therapist will have your best interests at heart and be more than happy to work with you to achieve the best outcome.
3. Should you be Applying Ice or Heat for your Hip Bursitis Pain?
When to use ice for treating hip bursitis?
Ice should be used during the first 24-72 hours after you first become aware of the condition or if you accidentally knock or irritate the area. While ice can also be used to reduce pain by numbing the area, it is unlikely to have any further benefit in reducing the remaining swelling after the initial 72 hrs has passed.
When to use heat for treating hip bursitis?
After the first 72 hrs has passed, then heat becomes the preferred option. This is due to the fact that heat promotes blood flow, which is necessary for the healing process. IMPORTANT: Do not use heat if an infection is suspected.
What are the Current Treatments for Hip Bursitis?
A correct diagnosis from a qualified health care professional is important to properly identify that your hip pain is due to hip bursitis and not another condition.
Often hip bursitis is not considered at first as there are several conditions that can cause similar pain. Hence, diagnosis normally requires imagery such as an MRI to be conclusive.
There is very little that can be offered by your doctor other then painkillers (Analgesics), anti-inflammatory medication, or injection with cortisone steroid. On occasions some doctors may even suggest a procedure such as aspiration or surgery.
If you are currently suffering from hip bursitis such treatment options may not be suitable for you. This can perhaps be for several reasons… including;
- You may have already used one or more of the above treatments with little to no benefit.
- You may not be a suitable candidate for these types of hip bursitis treatments due to your age or a pre-existing medical condition.
Fortunately… The OSMO Patch now offers an Intelligent Natural Alternative!
They have been intelligently developed using our patented design to naturally remove excess fluid from the body in order to reduce swelling and the associated pain.
Simply place the OSMO Patch over the affected area at night just prior to going to bed and they go to work while you sleep, removing fluid and stimulating blood flow continually throughout the night. In the morning the used patch is then simply removed and discarded.
It truly is that simple! >> See what people are saying after trying the OSMO Patch
The OSMO Patch is an ideal natural alternative for relieving inflammation, swelling and associated pain due to hip bursitis.
Used in combination with proper rest the OSMO Patch now provides a natural alternative way to support the relief of inflammation and pain associated with bursitis in the hip.
Reasons for choosing the OSMO Patch:
- Provides Pain Free Effective Relief!
- Is an Intelligent Natural Alternative!
- Contains Absolutely No Drugs or Steroids!
- Is Non-Invasive & Works while you SLEEP!, & importantly...
- Is Backed by our ‘90 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee’
So if you are ready for a natural approach to reducing, swelling, inflammation and the associated pain due to hip bursitis and once again regaining your quality of life… Then the OSMO Patch is the Answer!
Note: Not suitable for individuals with seafood or shellfish allergies.
Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for individuals who have been medically diagnosed with hip bursitis. If you suspect that you have bursitis in the hip then it is important to visit a qualified medical professional in order to rule out any other possible causes prior to considering any advice or treatment option.
Real accounts by real people. Hear what they have to say!
Hi My 81 year old mother has been suffering from hip bursitis for several years. She got some relief from regular corticosteroid injections. However, the last time she had this treatment, the injection was not carried out properly and she was in agony for several days. Consequently, she has been frightened to receive this treatment […]
Hello, As much as I dislike the fact of getting older (I am sure most can empathise); the 50’s are very enjoyable. I have always been a very active person over the years, and when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, lots of time at the gym, swimming 1000M most days, plenty of walking […]
Hi Toky, Thank you for the prompt delivery of Patches. They arrived early Tuesday morning. My wife used one last night on hip and was surprised to find this morning that it was damp. There was a marked decrease in pain in the bursitis area. Of course it is far too early to judge results […]
I had a sore hip muscle at the back of my hip. The Dr. said we will drain the fluid out then give you a Cortisone shot. I said no way my hip was so sore it was painful sitting and going up stairs. I ordered your patches and the first night they came I […]
Dear Toky, I wanted to let you know that the Bursitis Patches have worked on my Trochanteric Bursitis. I cannot believe it. I do not have the pain or swelling there that I have had before. It is very cool. I just wanted to let you know that, also. We will see if it flares up […]