Hip Bursitis

If your hip pain is restricting your movements, then minimally invasive regenerative treatments could help you enjoy your life the way you want to.

Hip bursitis causes pain, tenderness and swelling of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that forms under the skin, generally over joints and which acts as a cushion between the tendons and the bones. Hip bursitis or Trochanteric bursitis as it’s also referred to mostly affects women and the middle-aged and elderly. It can also occur in those who take part in sports which involve a repetitive movement like running, climbing and cycling.

What treatments does Living Room Health Regenerative Treatments offer?

Our renowned medical team provides a range of non-invasive treatments, from the traditional to the innovative. Many of our treatments can be carried out on an outpatient basis, without the need for a hospital stay. In fact, many patients can resume their normal activities within several hours of their visit!


Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT)

Over a one-day period, this treatment is exclusively offered to our patients. MFAT Injections use a pioneering technology whereby your body’s own adipose (fat) cells are used to treat pain and inflammation. MFAT Injections are minimally invasive due to the guidance of ultrasound. Altogether the procedure takes about an hour to perform with a minimal recovery time. As well as being a potential alternative to surgery, MFAT Injections can also aid post-surgery recovery.

Read Angela’s story who had this treatment in her knees. She is now pain free and her life has changed completely.


Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)

BMAC Injections harness the natural healing abilities of your own mesenchymal stem cells, found in the bone marrow, to regenerate and reconstruct the musculoskeletal system by replacing cells and tissues damaged by degenerative diseases or trauma. BMAC Injections treat pain and inflammation by accelerating healing through the assistance of biological growth factors. This minimally invasive, day-case procedure is done under x-ray guidance and has a minimal recovery time. Our innovative BMAC Injections offer an alternative treatment plan to traditional invasive surgery.

Read more here.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This is an effective and well-researched procedure that’s a potential alternative to surgery. It takes advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to reduce pain and improve joint function. It uses a specially concentrated dosage of platelets prepared from your own blood to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone. Treatment is administered via an injection and depending on the injury two to six injections may be required, performed at weekly intervals. Patients usually see their symptoms improve within four to six weeks of having the injections. PRP is a safe treatment option which, because your own blood is used, carries no risk of allergic reaction. Read more clinical evidence supporting PRP here

Read Eddie’s Story. The British former professional strongman and World’s Strongest Man 2017 winner Eddie Hall recently received PRP Therapy.


nSTRIDE® Autologous Protein Solution

The nSTRIDE APS injection treatment is designed to alleviate pain. It is an autologous solution meaning that it is prepared from a sample of your own blood. Within osteoarthritic joints, inflammatory (swelling) proteins are present in a much greater concentration than anti-inflammatory proteins, causing a gradual breakdown of the cartilage. nSTRIDE APS injections contain a solution of concentrated anti-inflammatory proteins which restore the balance between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory proteins by preventing the activity/function of inflammatory proteins. This results in the reduction of inflammation and prevents any further deterioration of cartilage. nSTRIDE APS injections also contain anabolic proteins which stimulate the growth of cartilage and aids in the reduction and potential reversal of progression of osteoarthritis.


Monocytes Treatment

This treatment involves a selective filtration of your blood which harnesses Monocytes and their reparative properties for sporting injury and soft tissue damage. 

In the degenerated tendons, Monocytes contribute to the repair of the damage by promoting the release of enzymes that help remove the damaged parts and consequently help the formation of a new matrix to promote the healing of the tendon. They perform a similar function in muscle injuries and promote the repair of damaged muscle fibres as a result of injury. There is some evidence to show these cells reduce inflammation in joints and have a beneficial effect in inflammatory forms of arthritis. Read more.

What causes hip bursitis?

There are several causes of hip bursitis, these include:
  • Repeated overuse of the hip
  • Arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis
  • Injury to the hip
  • Diabetes
  • Spine problems, such as scoliosis
  • Uneven leg lengths
  • Bone spurs

What are the symptoms of hip bursitis?

With Trochanteric bursitis (hip bursitis) you may experience:

  • Joint pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth around the affected area

Initially, you may experience a sharp pain around the hip and then a dull aching pain in the days after.

The pain is more noticeable when getting out of a chair, after you’ve been sitting for a prolonged period of time or after lying on your side.

How is hip bursitis diagnosed?

If your hip is feeling painful or tender or swollen a doctor will examine the area and ask questions about your symptoms to determine the cause.

You may also be referred for an:

  • X-ray – to see if there any other bone problems such as arthritis which could be causing the pain
  • MRI – using a magnetic field and radio waves a detailed image of the hip is created which can reveal subtle changes in the hip
  • Ultrasound – soundwaves are used to produce a detailed image of the swollen bursa

What are the non-surgical options for hip bursitis?

Treatment for hip bursitis aims to relieve symptoms and improve the function of the hip.

Initial treatment may include medications such as analgesics which help reduce the pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – NSAIDS – which reduce the pain and inflammation and steroid injections which reduce inflammation and provide short-term relief.

If the bursitis is caused by an infection the doctor may prescribe a cause of antibiotics.

Resting the hip and avoiding activities which cause pain can help with hip bursitis. You can also help reduce the pain, inflammation and swelling by applying ice to the affected area three or four times a day. If you do this, it’s important to place a cloth between the ice and your skin to prevent you getting an ice-burn.

Assistive devices such as a walking stick or crutches can be used to aid mobility. Your doctor may also advise you to carry out a range of exercises (once the pain has decreased) to strengthen the hip and improve flexibility.

Our expert team specialises in treating patellar tendinopathy using advanced non-surgical techniques including stem cell therapy Monocytes Treatment, Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT), Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

What are the surgical options for hip bursitis?

The doctor may perform surgery to remove the bursa or may choose to carry out an arthroscopic removal of the bursa. This involves removing the bursa through an incision in the hip. 

While surgery to remove an affected bursa is rarely recommended, but it may be an option if your symptoms don’t improve with other non-surgical treatments or if you suffer from recurrent bursitis. 

Why have a consultation at Living Room Health Regenerative Treatments?

Our experienced consultants will undertake a thorough examination exploring non-surgical and surgical treatments. They’ll also discuss your suitability for our state-of-the-art biological therapies.

Who will my consultation be with?

Your consultation will be with one of our lower limb specialists and will last approximately 30 minutes. You may be asked to attend for an MRI scan, prior to your appointment. 

As well as undertaking an examination, our specialists will take details of your medical history and discuss your symptoms. They will also detail all your treatment options and cover their potential benefits and risks.

Our expert team comprises of highly experienced surgeons, sports medicine doctors and physiotherapists who are committed to delivering a high level of care and the correct treatment option so you can quickly get back to moving around.

What is the autologus biological approach and when should it be considered?

Autologous translates as ‘from the same person.’ In brief, it involves using your own cells to encourage healing. The major benefits are that there is no chance of rejection, infection or contamination as you are using cells from your own body rather than a donor. 

We offer a range therapies based on this principle which can be considered if traditional treatments including surgery aren’t relieving your pain. 

Clinical evidence

Biological treatments are pioneering procedures and we’re continuously monitoring and recording its effectiveness. Patients undertaking these treatments are asked to complete pre-operative and post-operative questionnaires. 

The information obtained from these questionnaires allows us to monitor your progress and it also contributes to our evidence-based database and other global studies on biological treatments. All information gathered is anonymised. 

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