Hip Bursitis Treatment in Sarasota and Physical Therapy

Let’s begin by discussing the hip joint and then we will continue with Hip Bursitis Treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy. Hip bursitis can be an extremely painful & debilitating condition. People involved in motion that is repetitive such as swimming, running or bicycling are more likely to experience bursitis.

Bursitis involves the inflammation and swelling of the bursa sac which is a protective sac that surrounds joints. The bursa sac is a small cushion-like sac containing fluid. The hip bursa is located over the outside part of the hip bone (also known as the trochanter).

A bursa sac is also present in other joints like the knee, shoulder, and heel. When the bursa becomes irritated and inflamed, the pain is usually sharp and intense.

Although hip bursitis is usually sharp and intense, the pain of hip bursitis can be dull and achy. It may also spread to the buttocks or lower back. The inside of the hip (towards the groin area) can also become painful.

A physician may decide to treat the pain and discomfort of bursitis with medication. At our Physical Therapy clinic in Sarasota Florida, we like to get to the root cause of the problem. Hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy may involve weight loss to minimize load on the joint and surrounding tissues. We have a full time nutritionist on site who specializes in losing fat, preserving the muscle and keeping the weight off forever. Find out more about how to lose 3-7 pounds of fat per week at: Ideal Diet Sarasota

Hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy has never been easier. Our physical therapy team can play an important role in the design of a safe, gentle yet progressive exercise program to strengthen muscles and improve joint mobility without pain and discomfort. This in turn will take abnormal forces off from the hip joint and decrease the inflammation and pain in and around the hip joint which can contribute to hip bursitis and other painful conditions.

Prevention with Physical Therapy

Hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy will consist of “breaking the vicious cycle”. A vicious cycle of pain and inflammation can result in progressive joint stiffness and muscle weakness, as the body tries to limit the extent of pain associated with bursitis. Hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy begins with fast acting & permanent pain relief and when the pain subsides, hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy will focus on assisting the individual restore strength and flexibility.

The first step with our licensed physical therapist in Sarasota, Florida is a detailed evaluation to determine the status of tissues surrounding the joint as well as motion and stability of the joint. This may require advanced tests, however our clinicians are excellent at hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy. After gathering the right information to get to the root of the problem, our physical therapist can plan a safe, gentle yet progressive program to help the individual recover from hip pain quickly and efficiently. It’s important to maintain full range of motion in the hip joint and our specialty form of Active Isolated Stretching does so in a pain free fashion. Strengthening the surrounding muscles after a period of warm up and stretching may also be indicated for hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy. Certain activity and  postures may need to be avoided which will be communicated to the client for a full recovery. All of this will be outlined and documented by our physical therapist, who will carefully guide the you at every step of the recovery process.

The primary goal of our  physical therapy team is to get results and make the client happy with reduced pain, improving mobility & improving safety with every day activities. Physical therapist guided movement and activity is important in the beginning stages, with progression to a specific yet customized home exercise program consisting of hip stability and possibly strengthening of specific musculature to balance any deficiencies discovered during the exam. The frequency, intensity & duration of these movements will be judged by the physical therapist.

Beating Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy is performed daily at our clinic with a very high success rate. If you or someone you know is suffering from hip pain, our physical therapist can diagnose the root cause of the condition to determine whether bursitis is a likely cause, or if the pain is coming from a different origin.

Since the hip is a major weight bearing joint and is involved with nearly every daily movement you perform including walking and getting up and down from chairs, it is important to treat hip bursitis as quickly as possible. Do NOT delay. The longer you wait, the more serious your problem may become. If left untreated, hip pain and/or hip bursitis can become extremely painful and trigger other problems such as low back pain, balance problems and falling down.

It is highly recommended that you consult with your physical therapist for hip bursitis treatment at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy before beginning any exercises if you have hip pain. Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy is a preferred provider for Medicare in Sarasota, Florida and is in network with most other insurance companies so in most cases you can receive your physical therapy at little or NO COST. As always, NO DOCTOR PRESCRIPTION NECESSARY to receive Physical Therapy at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy for Medicare recipients and most other insurances.

Stop going to bed with hip pain and waking up with hip pain. Call us today at (941) 925-2700.

About the Author Tim Burnell, PT

Tim Burnell is the Lead Physical Therapist at Back In Motion Sarasota. He has over two decades of clinical experience. He takes pride in getting to the root of the problem which helps get his clients better...Faster! He is a family man & enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Monique. He has 2 children & a dog named Annie. Tim's son, Andre' is 11 years old and his daughter Joliebelle (nicknamed Pooky) is 7 years old. He enjoys visiting his wife's side of the family in New Orleans and his side of the family in Vermont. Tim grew up in Vermont, went to Physical Therapy School in Alabama, got his first job at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans and moved to Sarasota Florida after Hurricane Katrina in 2006.

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