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About Hip Bursitis

Anatomy of hip bursitis

Bursitis usually is a condition reserved for an aging population. After decades of walking, running and everyday movement, the bursa sacs between your bones just wear out, leaving more friction and pain as a result. But even if you’re younger it can happen to you. Especially if you’re an athlete, suffering from a birth defect or following an accident, you can develop bursitis in the hip or other joints. There are a number of effective hip bursitis treatments available through a Spine & Rehab Group office near you. Get hip bursitis relief and education on how to live with the condition without having to undergo painful surgery. Call the closest location in New York City or throughout northern New Jersey. Find out how to treat hip bursitis in the best manner for you and your lifestyle.

What Is Hip Bursitis?

A common cause of hip pain is hip bursitis. Bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursa, which is a jelly-like sac that’s in joints throughout your body. Bursae are structures positioned between a bone and the soft tissues of a joint to reduce friction. When the bursae in the hip become swollen or inflamed, you’re likely to experience pain or discomfort in your hip area. It can be so overwhelming that you may not be able to think about anything else other than how to get rid of it.

Hip pain or pain in your other joints are your body’s way of telling you that a joint is being overused or needs attention. Fortunately, in three locations in New York City and five in northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and other spine specialists are available at the Spine & Rehab Group to accurately diagnose and treat a variety of painful conditions, including:

What Are the Symptoms of Hip Bursitis?

You can feel the pain of hip bursitis in different parts of the hip. The pain can vary in intensity, depending on your level of activity and the severity of the bursitis. For most people, the pain develops gradually. If you have hip bursitis, the symptoms you may experience include:

You may notice that the pain worsens when you put weight on your hip, get out of a chair or perform repetitive movements, such as walking or climbing stairs. Pain may also worsen after a period of inactivity, such as when you sit still or stand for any length of time.

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What Causes Hip Bursitis?

Hip bursitis is most common in elderly and middle-aged people. It’s more common in women than in men. Causes and risk factors of hip bursitis include:

Birth defects, such as when one leg is shorter than the other, can irritate the bursa in the hip. Some medical conditions increase the risk of developing hip bursitis. These include rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease and psoriasis.

What’s Involved in Hip Bursitis Treatment?

Your doctor examines your hip for tenderness and stiffness. You may to undergo imaging tests, such as an x-ray, MRI or bone scan. If your symptoms are mild, you may find that all you need for a hip bursitis cure is rest and ice. Other non-surgical options for hip bursitis relief include:

If conservative treatment doesn’t work, your doctor may recommend a hip bursitis injection of a corticosteroid. This single injection into the bursa can be done in the doctor’s office. It provides temporary relief, although sometimes it becomes permanent. The injection can be repeated in a few months if necessary. Surgery for hip bursitis isn’t usually recommended and is only considered if all other treatments fail.

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

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The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

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The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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Where Can I Find Out How to Treat Hip Bursitis?

If you need hip bursitis pain relief or if you have hip pain that isn’t improving with self-care measures, it’s time to consult an experienced spine doctor for an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan. The best choice in the NYC and northern New Jersey areas is Dr. Hosny at the Spine & Rehab Group.
You’ll find top-rated, board-certified spine and pain specialists. There’s a team of expert doctors and physical therapists dedicated to helping you find relief. Don’t let hip pain, neck pain or back pain continue to interfere with your daily activities. Contact the nearest office today to set up an appointment.

Page Updated on Oct 26, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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