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Ischial Bursitis

Last updated Sept. 10, 2017

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP


The topic Ischial Bursitis you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Hip Bursitis.

Quick Summary:

  • A bursa is characterized as a fluid–filled sac that acts as a cushion, to help the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, glide easily over the bones
  • Hip Bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the bursa within the hip
  • Since, bursae are located throughout the body; a bursitis not only affects the hip, but other locations too. Other areas of the body that may develop this inflammatory condition include the shoulder, elbow, knee, and heel
  • Treatment measures for Hip Bursitis include both nonsurgical and surgical methods. The prognosis for the condition is generally good with proper treatment

Hip Bursitis usually occurs in 2 different regions of the hip and these include:

  • Trochanteric Bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, located on the outside of the hip
  • Ischial Bursitis: Ischial bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, located on the inside of the hip

Please find comprehensive information on Hip Bursitis regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: Sept. 10, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 10, 2017