The two fluid-filled sacs in the hip area are called the ischial bursa and the trochanteric bursa. Inflammation of either of these two sacs can result in stiffness or pain. Most inflammation causes are soft-tissue trauma or strain injuries. While not life-threatening, continual discomfort can cause sleeplessness and restrict physical activity. In rarer cases, the bursae can become infected or be a location for crystal deposits from gout.
Non-infected bursitis is usually treated with rest, ice and anti-inflammatory pain medications. Weight loss lessens joint impacts as well as altering a physical regimen. Sometimes, fluid removal is necessary by needle and syringe. Cortisone injections are very effective at pain mitigation. Infected bursae may require surgical drainage an anti-biotic medication. PRP treatments may reduce recovery times post surgery.
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