Health Tip: When Hip Pain Signals Bursitis

-- Hip bursitis is a painful condition that occurs when the bursa, a soft sac that cushions the hip joint, becomes inflamed.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says signs of hip bursitis may include:

  • Pain that occurs right at the point of the hip.
  • Pain that radiates from the hip to the thigh.
  • Pain that starts as severe and sharp, and becomes more aching and widespread.
  • Pain that gets worse at night or when you lie on the bad hip.
  • Pain that gets worse when standing after sitting for a long period.
  • Pain that gets worse after prolonged periods of climbing stairs, squatting or walking.

Posted: August 2010


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