Hip Bursitis Treatment
Houston, TX | Cypress, TX | The Woodlands, TX
Whether you are an elite athlete or an active individual, hip pain can be challenging to diagnose and treat. At KSF Orthopaedic Center our hip doctor, Dr. David Sun, and his team specialize in hip injury, disorders, and preservation. These conditions may arise due to aging, inflammation, repetitive use, or traumatic injury. When left unaddressed, they may also lead to knee, ankle, and low back problems.
Hip Bursitis Causes & Solutions
Hip bursitis, also known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS), is characterized by inflammation of the hip bursae. These small, fluid-filled sacs surround the area to cushion the joint and allow it to glide smoothly. Bursae may become irritated and swollen with repetitive use, acute injuries, or after surgery. This hip bursitis affects patients differently and may include these symptoms:
- Generalized joint discomfort
- Sharp, shooting pain followed by a dull ache
- Discomfort while sleeping on the affected side
- Joint swelling
- Pain with walking
- Pain while climbing stairs
- Weakened muscles
- Limited mobility
Non-Surgical & Surgical Treatment for Hip Bursitis
Before recommending surgery, Dr. Sun works to resolve hip pain and bursitis symptoms using non-operative methods. An expert in the latest minimally invasive techniques for hip pain, he takes a conservative approach to orthopedic treatment. Surgery is usually not needed for hip bursitis. Still, our hip doctors may recommend it when physical therapy, medical management, injections, activity modification, and other treatments fail to resolve painful hip symptoms.
If you haven’t received a medical diagnosis, please call or visit KSF Orthopedic Centers today for a initial consultation and proper diagnosis. Our medical professionals see patients from the Greater Houston, TX area including The Woodlands, TX; Cypress, TX and nearby areas.
Dr. Sun utilizes the latest minimally invasive techniques to perform endoscopic procedures to relieve bursitis pain. These types of hip procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and well tolerated by most patients. In most cases, only two small subcentimeter portals are necessary to perform the procedure successfully. Most patients may return to unrestricted activity within 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Contact a KSF Houston Orthopedic Expert
If hip pain is limiting your life in big or small ways, our hip doctors can help. KSF Orthopaedic Center works with managed care and insurance plans to reduce out-of-pocket treatment costs. Our North Houston practice offers three locations for the convenience of Texas patients. To schedule a hip pain consultation, call 281-440-6960 today. Learn more about hip bursitis here. We are proud to offer our services in Houston, TX; The Woodlands, TX; Cypress, TX and other areas nearby.