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Hip pain

By Anonymous April 25, 2018 - 2:02pm
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I have hip pain feels like a knot. How to get fid of pain

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Until you know what is causing the pain, it's difficult to know how to treat it. You may have bursitis - bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a thin, slippery piece of tissue that protects tendons. Tendons are the tissues that connect muscles to bones. The bursa reduces friction between the tendon and bone. It allows the tendon to glide easily over the bone.

There are many bursae in the body protecting underlying tendons. Bursitis most often occurs in the following joints:


Acute bursitis may be caused by:

A blow to an area containing a bursa
Overexertion of a joint (eg, swimming a long distance or throwing a ball many times)

Chronic bursitis is usually caused by long-term overuse. The repeated motion of a muscle-tendon unit causes friction in the bursa. As the activity continues, the bursa becomes inflamed. It may fill with fluid. The bursa thickens and does not function well. Both bursa and tendon may become irritated.

Acute bursitis treatment may include some of the following:

Resting the affected area
Icing the painful area
Taking anti-inflammatory medications
Having a cortisone injection
Protecting the area from trauma
Treatment for chronic bursitis may include:

Stopping the activity causing pain
Taking anti-inflammatory medications
Protecting the bursa from trauma
Having physical therapy, including exercising and applying heat
Having a cortisone injection
Undergoing surgery

Anon, this issue may be in your bones or may be something else altogether. Please seek medical advice.

April 25, 2018 - 2:58pm
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