Hip Bursitis Physical Therapy

I have found Dr Braswell to be extremely caring, thorough with her diagnoses, clear with treatment explanations, and very skilled in carrying out the necessary therapy. She has provided immense relief from significant acute pain episodes. I like it that the doctor evaluates and performs all treatments herself at each visit. I am very grateful for the care I have received.

I’m pleased with the results I am having in a short time as a result of the treatment received from Therapydia. I can recommend with confidence that Therapydia will create a treatment plan that will likely give the same results that I am experiencing.

I was in pain for 2 years with an injury from working out. I have been seeing Whitney and Jonathan for a few months and I can say that I am pain free! Everyone at Therapydia Nola is fantastic! I never thought I would feel better, but they are so comforting and knowledgable. I would recommend them to anyone with any kind of pain or discomfort . I am so thankful to them!

How Does Bursitis Pain Occur?

Small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae act as gel gliding between bone and muscles, tendons, or skin and can become inflamed with repetitive motions. Once these sacs are inflamed, there’s more friction between the bone and the muscles moving around, making the problem worse. 10-20% of all patients with hip problems are attributed to hip bursitis. Joints of the body with higher ranges of motion typically see the most bursitis damage from repetitive use or pressure. Therefore, bursitis is more common in the shoulder, hip, knee, or the elbow.

Aching, inflamed, and painful joints can often be mistaken for arthritis. Although bursitis does result in joint pain, it’s directly caused by repetitive stress or high pressure to a specific joint.

Signs & Symptoms

    Bursitis pain is normally dull but can be sharp depending on severity. Additionally, pain caused by bursitis is felt both when active and at rest with the affected areas painful to the touch. Visible swelling for bursitis is usually more common in bursae closer to the surface of the skin (i.e. elbows or kneecaps).

    • Irritation, stiffness, and possible swelling
    • Dull pain that can sometimes be sharp
    • Painful to the touch
    • Pain with or without joint movement

    It’s important to seek medical care if the pain doesn’t alleviate and is consistent or even worse after rest. With more serious cases, draining the bursa to reduce swelling or antibiotics may be required if an infection is present. Attending a physical therapy program to supplement your bursitis treatment will allow for the quicker resolution of any bursitis pain and overall symptoms.

Why Physical Therapy

    If you participate in a job, activity, or hobby that is aggravating symptoms, it’s important to consider adjusting parts of your lifestyle to benefit your overall treatment. A physical therapist will work with you one-on-one to develop a musculoskeletal treatment regimen with mobility assessments and direct manual therapy.

    • Manual therapy techniques to help relieve pressure on joints surrounding bursa inflammtion
    • Exercises to strengthen your surrounding muscles and increase range-of-motion.
    • Activity modifications to utilize the right muscles to avoid re-injury

About Therapydia NOLA

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia NOLA, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. With our manual therapy techniques and custom exercise programs, we’ll help you strengthen your musculature and correct your mechanics to get rid of your bursitis pain. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries.
Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash payments.

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  • Hands-On-Care
  • Quality Treatment
  • Jonathan Burke, DPT, MTC, CSCS
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist
  • Whitney Braswell, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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