Hip Bursitis

What is the prognosis for hip bursitis? Can hip bursitis be prevented?

Usually, hip bursitis responds completely with conservative treatments. Either oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medications frequently resolve the symptoms within a week. Infectious bursitis must be cured with antibiotic treatment, often together with surgical drainage.

Hip bursitis can often be prevented by stretching prior to exercising and by wearing proper footwear for activities. Avoiding hills and stairs can minimize the risk of hip bursitis.

Reviewed on 6/10/2014

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