Spinal cause of hip bursitis
by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR
Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.
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Nearly 60 percent of cases of hip pain are caused by hip bursitis - most commonly trochanteric bursitis.
Hip bursitis can occur in anyone, but is more common in women in the ages of 45-80. The main causes of hip bursitis are:
• Abnormal walking mechanics
• Prolonged standing
• Leg length differencve
• Lying on one side of the body for extended periods
• Previous hip surgery
• Scoliosis or other forms of spinal diseases
Lumbar radiculopathy and sacroiliac dysfunction may exist separately or in conjunction with hip bursitis syndrome.
L5 radiculopathy may result in referred pain to the hip and be mistaken for hip bursitis. This is a key differential. Patients with hip complaints need to have the back examined and vice versa.
A stiff sacroiliac joint can result in compensated hip overuse causing the development of hip bursitis.
The diagnosis of whether a problem is hip bursitis or is referred pain is not always certain and there is a complex interaction among the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, and hip problems.
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