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HIP PAIN - BURSITIS Treatment - Part TWO

Over the Counter Medication

Oral over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) are generally considered safe medications that reduce pain and inflammation within the body. They can help you take the edge off of the pain which can allow you to move more comfortably. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you take a new medication to avoid any unintended side effects.

Assistive Devices

Joint pain can make it hard to walk. If you cannot stay off of your feet and need help getting around try using an assistive device like a walking cane or forearm crutches. These devices may be helpful for those who have had a hip injury and need to take the pressure off of the affected side. Combined with other home treatments, assistive devices are a viable option for those with bursitis of the hip.

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist is professionally trained to evaluate and treat a variety of medical conditions, including hip bursitis. They will determine a series of exercises, stretches, and movement modifications to improve your pain and lessen the stress on your hip. These changes can also improve alignment, which will prevent further irritation of the hip bursa. After your physical therapy appointment, you will be given instructions on how to continue at home therapy.

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