What is Bursitis and why is it so painful?

What is Bursitis and why is it so painful?

Last updated: 2023-07-24

Bursitis is characterized by swelling of the bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs which act as a cushion for the tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the body. Which allows smooth movements of the ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Sometimes the bursae become swollen which leads to the area around them becoming extremely tender and painful. This is what is called bursitis.

When the bursa of the hip is swollen then it is termed as bursitis of the hip. Bursitis is not limited only to the hips, but may also occur in the shoulder, knee or elbow. Bursitis in the hip may be acute or chronic. Overuse is the primary cause of bursitis of the hip which causes excessive stress on the hip joint. Additionally, conditions like rheumatoid arthritisgout, or pseudogout may also result in bursitis of the hip. In some cases, an injury or direct blow to the hip may result in bursitis of the hip. Bacterial infections are also known to cause bursitis of the hip. Individuals suffering from scoliosis are also predisposed to having bursitis in the hip.

How can you treat Bursitis?

At Health First Group, we can resolve your bursitis by identifying the common contributors to this pain, and guide you through a specifically targeted and gradually progressed rehabilitation program. Book an initial consultation with your closest clinic to begin your Bursitis rehabilitation.

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