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A 33-year-old member asked:

what are some treatments for hip bursitis?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Several options: Hip bursitis or inflammation on the outer part of the hip, can be treated successfully with a good stretching program, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's) and physical therapy. Occasionally cortisone injections are necessary and can help significantly a medical or orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays often the best place to start.
Dr. Roger Hans
Podiatry 32 years experience
Varied: Treatments range from rest, heat and ice, phy. Therapy, oral meds, injection therapy, pain mgmt , laser pain therapy, custom foot orthotics.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How does your hip bursitis diagnosed?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
History and exam: A doctor can usually diagnose hip bursitis by talking to you about your complaints and then examining your hip. The doctor may also get an x-ray. Hip bursitis usually causes pain on the outside of the hip that is worse when you lay on that side. On exam, there is usually tenderness over the boney prominence on the outside of the hip.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Hip bursitis. Will it go away naturally?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Some time : If there are mechanical factors causing the bursitis and those factors taken away, this could happen.
A 59-year-old male asked:

How to cure hip bursitis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
Varied approaches: You can use anti-inflammatory medications or local steorid injkection along with rest and physical therapy. Often avoidance of a particular activity that caused the bursitis is curative as well.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long could hip bursitis last after treatment?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
A couple of days: It usually resolves quickly with a local steroid injection. If it perists, it may be secondary to low back issues and not a true bursitis.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What do the experts think, should my hip bursitis ever go away?

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Hip bursitis: It can spontaneously resolve on its own or with anti inflammatory medications, or local injections of steroids into the bursa.

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