Ailments & Conditions

Hip Bursitis Treatment

Bursitis is a painful illness that affects bursae. These small sacs are filled with fluids and play a key role in cushioning the muscles, tendons, and bones around the joints. Bursitis happens when bursae are inflamed. In addition to the elbow and shoulder, hip is one of the most commonly affected parts. The condition tends to be caused by repetitive movements during sports or physical activities. Most symptoms tend to disappear within several weeks with proper care. Below are some common treatment options for hip bursitis that you should know.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, often known as NSAIDs, are effective in reducing the inflammation linked to hip bursitis. Common options include Naprosyn, Aleve, or Motrin. They can help diminish inflammatory responses in the body and ease the pain. You may purchase these medications over the counter without a prescription and take orally. They are very effective, but the effects tend to be temporary. Make sure to take them with caution by following the instructions and using the right dosages. Some possible side effects may happen, such as dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, or vomiting. [1]