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Custom Pain Management Plans from Gramercy Pain Center

Gramercy Pain Center provides comprehensive interventional pain management plans to patients across New Jersey. With our state-of-the-art facilities and a team of highly-qualified medical providers, we can help you manage the chronic pain that comes with hip bursitis and minimize its effect on your day-to-day living.

Bursitis in your hip joints can cause severe joint pain during movement. If left unchecked, you can experience debilitating pain as your bursa flares up frequently with intense bouts of pain. At Gramercy Pain Center, we can help you by preventing your bursitis from getting worse, managing your pain, and helping you adapt to minimize the frequency, intensity, and duration of a flare-up that causes you pain and discomfort.

If you’re experiencing symptoms like hip and upper leg pain during movements like prolonged sitting, standing, and climbing, you may have untreated hip bursitis. Schedule an appointment with your nearest Gramercy Pain Center location to get diagnosed by our expert hip bursitis doctors and receive treatment that’s customized to your needs.

Understanding Hip Bursitis

Each joint in your body consists of bone, muscles, and soft tissues like tendons. Frequently used joints like your shoulders, elbows, and hips often have a thin fluid-filled sac called a bursa that cushions the area to minimize friction. With regular movement, your hip bursa (trochanteric bursa) found between your hip and leg bones reduces friction to minimize the damage it does to wear out your tissue.

But when exposed to joint overuse, infection, injury, or above-average wear and tear, your hip bursae can become irritated and inflamed, causing it to swell and press against the surrounding bones, muscles, and tissue. This results in painful pressure that’s known as hip bursitis or trochanteric bursitis. Patients with hip bursitis can experience episodes of this pain when they use their hip joints, hindering them from basic, everyday movement.

Causes and Symptoms of Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis can be caused by joint overuse (such as in professional athletes, those with active lifestyles and professions that require them to move a lot), traumatic injuries like a hip fracture, improper posture, bacterial infections, and diseases that can trigger trochanteric bursae inflammation, such as:

  • Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Gout
  • Hip bone spurs (calcium deposits developed at the trochanter bone)
  • Psoriasis
  • Scoliosis
  • Thyroid diseases

Patients with hip bursitis may notice a sharp pain in their hips, thighs, butt, and upper legs that feel like excess pressure is placed on these areas. Joint pain may be most felt when you’ve been sitting for long periods of time, are walking at a fast pace, or climbing up a staircase. You may also experience symptoms of inflammation, such as swelling, redness, and a fever.

Custom Interventional Pain Treatments from a Hip Bursitis Doctor

At Gramercy Pain Center, each of our locations across New Jersey has an experienced hip bursitis specialist that can help diagnose your condition. If you are experiencing hip pain or suspect you have hip bursitis flare-ups, schedule an appointment at our nearest location. Our doctors can use a number of imaging and laboratory tests to diagnose your bursitis.

Once you’ve been diagnosed, our team can provide you with a pain management program that’s tailored to your condition’s severity, your age, lifestyle, and any other factors that can affect your hip bursitis. In cases where hip bursitis is caused by injuries or treatable diseases, your condition can get better on its own. But in cases of chronic bursitis, our treatment plans can minimize the effects your condition has on your quality of life by reducing its frequency, intensity, and duration. Some of the treatment options we provide for hip bursitis patients include:

  • Medication – pain relievers, antibiotics, anti inflammatory medications, prescription medicines, and any other medications that can manage the pain or the root cause of your hip bursitis.
  • Injections – for long-term pain relief, our doctors can administer corticosteroid injections.
  • Physical Therapy – to help you manage your joints’ health and reduce the frequency of your bursa flaring up and causing bursitis.
  • Sports Medicine – athletes experiencing hip bursitis may be treated to different options used in sports medicine.
  • Assistive Devices – we can recommend assistive devices that can help you adapt to your condition by reducing the stress you put on your hip joints.

Gramercy Pain Center Is Your Partner in Pain Management

At Gramercy Pain Center, we understand the debilitating pain hip bursitis can have. If left untreated, the condition of your bursae can worsen with each flare-up, pressing against your bone, muscles, and soft tissue. This can hinder your mobility, especially if you’re living an active lifestyle or are prone to bouts of prolonged sitting.

With our exceptional team of medical providers, state-of-the-art facilities, and custom treatment plans, we can help you live your best life. Let’s manage your condition, prevent your inflammation from deteriorating, and help you minimize the effects your condition has on your day-to-day life. Each treatment plan is based on your own personal information, so we can explore all options until you’ve reclaimed your life and minimized the frequency of your flare-ups.

FAQs About Hip Bursitis Pain Management

Q: Can I get surgery to repair hip bursitis?

A: Hip bursitis can’t be repaired, but we can minimize the frequency of your flare-ups. And when it does flare up, our treatments can reduce how painful it is and how long it lasts. Most patients seeking treatment for hip bursitis often find non-surgical solutions that are enough to minimize their condition. Orthopedic surgical treatment is often used as a last resort for those who have exhausted all conservative treatment options to recover from hip bursitis. In this case, patients undergo total hip replacement surgery or joint replacement surgery.

Q: What’s the outlook for patients getting treatment for hip bursitis?

A: Our patients receive pain management plans tailored to factors like their age, lifestyle, and the severity of their condition. With our help, they’re able to live their best lives by adapting to their condition and minimizing its effects on their day-to-day life.

Q: What are the risk factors for developing hip bursitis?

A: Older adults are more likely to develop hip bursitis because of the natural wear and tear of their joints. If you lead an active lifestyle or work in a job that often requires hip and leg movement, you’re more likely to develop hip bursitis. Being overweight and having diseases like gout and diabetes also increases your risk of hip bursitis because of the pressure placed on your joints.

Find a Treatment Plan That Works Best for You

Let our team at Gramercy Pain Center provide you with the compassionate care you need. We’ll develop a custom treatment plan designed for your condition to help you reclaim your life by minimizing your condition and maximizing your mobility. Schedule your appointment with our hip bursitis doctors today.