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Hip Bursitis

A bursa acts as a cushion between muscles, tendons and joints. It is a fluid-filled sac that can become swollen and irritated from overuse or trauma, causing bursitis. It commonly occurs in the hip, shoulder, knee and elbow.

Symptoms

  • Joint pain and tenderness
  • Stiffness and aching
  • Swelling, warmth or redness over the joint

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen
  • Strength building exercises
  • Removal of fluid from the bursa
  • Corticosteroid shots

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