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Hip Bursitis

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is hip bursitis?

Hip bursitis is inflammation of the bursa in your hip. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and a tendon. A tendon is a cord of strong tissue that connects muscles to bones.

Normal Hip Joint

What increases my risk for hip bursitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of hip bursitis?

How is hip bursitis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine your hip and ask about your injury or activities. You may need any of the following:

How is hip bursitis treated?

How can I manage hip bursitis?

How can I prevent hip bursitis?

When should I call my doctor?

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