HIP BURSITIS

What is Bursitis?

Between bones and soft tissues all throughout the human body, small fluid-filled sacs known as “Bursae” cushion impacts and help your body parts glide smoothly when moving.

If these Bursae suffer from inflammation or irritation, physicians call this condition “Bursitis”. In the hips sit two major bursae that commonly suffer from bursitis, The Greater Trochanter and the Iliopsoas.

The Greater Trochanter covers the bony tip of the hips, while the Iliopsoas bursa sits on the inside of the hip towards the groin.

The Iliopsoas bursa suffers from bursitis much less often than the Greater Trochanter, but treatment of the bursitis mostly remains the same.