Health Plus Physical Therapy Center

Physical Therapy center located at 2114 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820

At Health Plus, we provide tailored therapy services to address various conditions and injuries. Our goal is to help you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance your well-being. With advanced techniques and compassionate care, we’re here to support your journey to recovery.

Understanding Hip Bursitis:

Hip bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and reduce friction between bones, tendons, and muscles near the hip joint. This condition can result in pain, swelling, and discomfort, affecting daily activities and mobility.

Types of Spinal Fractures:

  1. Hip Pain: Persistent pain on the outside of the hip that may intensify during activities like walking, climbing stairs, or prolonged periods of standing.
  2. Tenderness: The affected area may be tender to the touch.
  3. Swelling: Inflammation of the bursae can lead to localized swelling around the hip joint.
  4. Limited Range of Motion: Hip bursitis may restrict movement, especially when rotating or abducting the hip.


Hip bursitis can be caused by various factors, including repetitive stress on the hip joint, overuse, hip injuries, or underlying conditions such as arthritis. Incorrect biomechanics during physical activities can also contribute to the development of bursitis.


Healthcare professionals diagnose hip bursitis through a combination of a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging studies like X-rays or MRI scans. These help rule out other potential causes of hip pain and confirm the presence of inflammation in the bursae.

Treatment Options:

  1. Rest and Ice: Resting the affected hip and applying ice can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
  2. Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be recommended to manage pain and inflammation.
  3. Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and stretches can improve flexibility, strengthen muscles around the hip, and enhance overall joint function.
  4. Assistive Devices: Using supportive devices, such as crutches, can help relieve pressure on the hip and facilitate healing.
  5. Corticosteroid Injections: In some cases, healthcare providers may administer corticosteroid injections directly into the affected bursa to reduce inflammation.


Rehabilitation is a crucial aspect of recovering from a spinal fracture. Physical therapy helps improve mobility, strengthen supporting muscles, and enhance overall functionality. Rehabilitation is tailored to each individual’s specific needs and may continue for an extended period.

Long-Term Management:

Individuals who experience spinal fractures often require ongoing management. This may involve continued monitoring, periodic imaging studies, and lifestyle adjustments to prevent further injury and enhance long-term well-being.


  1. Proper Warm-up: Before engaging in physical activities, warm-up exercises can prepare the muscles and joints, reducing the risk of hip bursitis.
  2. Correct Biomechanics: Ensuring proper body mechanics during activities can help prevent excessive stress on the hip joint.
  3. Strength Training: Strengthening the muscles around the hip through targeted exercises can provide added support and reduce the risk of bursitis.

Recovery and Lifestyle Adjustments:

Recovery from hip bursitis involves a combination of treatment modalities, lifestyle adjustments, and adherence to recommended exercises. It’s essential to gradually resume normal activities and maintain a balance between rest and physical activity.


Hip bursitis, while painful, can be effectively managed with appropriate care and interventions. Seeking timely medical advice, following prescribed treatments, and incorporating preventive measures can contribute to a smoother recovery, allowing individuals to regain mobility and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Related Conditions:

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Hip Labral Tear

Trochanteric Bursitis

Piriformis Syndrome

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