Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Student Report on Hip Bursitis

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Here`s a blog from a Coop-Student with a Chiropractor in Mississauga…

Hip Bursitis



  • Trauma-direct/microtrauma
  • Friction trauma from myospasm and overuse
  • Instability or hypermobility of hip
  • Sleeping on the hip for long periods of time


Signs and Symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness posterior/lateral to greater trochanter


Muscles/ Joints Affected:

  • Piriformis, Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Minimus, Quadratius Femoris


Treatment/ Management:

  • Rest- avoid/ reduce activity
  • Electrotherapy (IFC)
  • Ice if painful
  • Massage therapy- gluteal and ITB stretching and ART (Active Release Techniques) Acupuncture and Ultrasound Therapy


Rehab Exercises:

Step Ups – Climbing Stairs

Leg Raises

  • Lay down on the ground and keep legs straight and loose.
  • Raise legs and hold for 15 seconds.
  • Repeat 5 times.

Stretch #1

  • Stand and cross one leg over the other with both feet on the ground
  • Lean to the side you have stepped toward
  • repeat both sides 3 times

Stretch #2

  • Sit on the ground with your leg and feet straight in front of you.
  • Lift one leg over, bending at knee and placing the foot on the ground near your knee.



  • 2 weeks – 3 months to heal


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