What You Need to Know About Hip Bursitis
you’ve worked in the fitness & health industry for some time
there’s no doubt you’ll encounter someone with a body related ailment.
It’s become far too common these days to meet someone who has lower
back, neck, or even shoulder problems. You may even get someone who has a
hip related problem. One of the most common hip related problems is hip
you have a client who has, or develops, hip bursitis just know that
they’ll be feeling pain while moving around. They may require
medication, rehab sessions, or surgery if symptoms become unbearable. It
all stems from the bursae; small, jelly-like sacs that contain liquid
that are located throughout your body. They’re positioned between bones
and soft tissue, and act like cushions to help reduce friction.
problem arises when “bursitis”, think inflammation, affects the bursae.
Here are some examples of areas in your body that have bursae that
could become inflamed:
two major bursae in the hip area can be become irritated and inflamed.
The two areas that can be affected are as follows: the bony point of the
hip bone called the greater trochanter, which when inflamed is called
the tronchanteric bursitis, and the bursa located at the illopsoas,
think groin area, of the hip. Bursitis of the illopsoas is less common
than the former area, but both would be treated in a similar fashion.
may seem like some heavy stuff, so let me express this before we
continue: Every hip pain is not bursitis. So, that pain in the hip isn’t
necessarily related to this problem. If, however, you start feeling
achiness and stiffness, swelling and color change, and it feels painful
when you move or press on it, then you definitely need to see someone
about it. If it gets worse or feels disabling and remains for more than a
few weeks then it may be past due you see your doctor. Don’t wait till
you’re concerned about yourself or a client seek a physician but don’t
self-diagnose yourself and freak out later. If you notice there’s a
fever, sharp and shooting pain particularly when exercising then stop
and schedule some time with your physician at once. You’re never too fit
to be afflicted by hip bursitis, but it’s most common in middle aged to
elderly people and women.
say you can’t see a physician right away but you need to handle the
pain, what do you do? The best ways to treat inflammation are to use
antibiotics for inflammation and the R.I.C.E principle (Rest, Ice,
Compression, Elevation). Let’s emphasize the rest part, whoever has it
need to take it easy. This is serious stuff and it isn’t something to
take lightly. If there’s suspicion of a problem, take time off and get
it checked out before it becomes worse, don’t keep training until you
see symptoms or it’ll be too late.
probably wondering how to prevent this issue in the first place, right?
If you want to prevent inflammation or decrease the chances of it
happening, exercise regularly in proper form and body alignment. You’ll
also want to consider strengthening the muscles around the joints and
give up activities that cause pain in the areas. Lastly, watch for
prolonged bouts of sitting and if you’re job requires this or other
strenuous activities make the necessary changes to ensure your safety.
it boils down to it, it’s all about your lifestyle; your habits and
your body alignment. The only way you can care against this is by
changing things up. Do you shuffle your feet? Sit for hours a day?
Exercise in poor form or perform dangerous techniques? Consider changing
these activities, or the way you perform them, for safer ones, your
hips will love you for it.
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