Bursitis Hip Treatments

Written by James Lyons
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Hip bursitis, also called trochanteric bursitis, occurs commonly in active people who participate in sports that require a great deal of running. Running, stopping quickly, suddenly changing directions, and jumping put a great deal of stress on the hips. Sports like soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse and rugby can take a toll on a person's hip joints resulting in bursitis of the hip.

The age-old treatment of ice is an effective bursitis hip treatment. When applying the ice to the affected area, be sure to wrap the ice in a towel or put it in a plastic bag. You only need to place it against the appropriate joint for approximately 15 minutes. In addition, make sure the injured hip is elevated slightly above the heart. Elevating it will also help reduce the swelling in the hip. Finally, wait at least 45 minutes between icing sessions.

Bursitis Hip Treatment Suggestions

If you're one of those weekend warrior types who plays flag football and league soccer, rest is probably the best treatment for you. Limit the amount of walking you have to do and certainly limit activities that put excess pressure on your hips like walking up stairs or carrying heavy objects. A week of rest will do wonders for your trochanteric bursitis.

Examine some natural bursitis hip treatments if the pain persists. Stock your medicine cabinet with vitamin C and vitamin E. These two vitamins will help protect your body's cells from future damage and help repair currently damaged cells. In addition, look for products that contain MSM and chondroitin sulfate because these substances naturally attack conditions like bursitis and arthritis.


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