graphic of Bursitis of the hip

Hip Bursitis

As mentioned in a previous blog a “bursa” is a soft spacer that is present in many of our joints.  Analogous to a slightly filled water balloon,  a bursa separates various tissues to prevent friction.  An example is a bursa that sits between muscle and bone.  Unfortunately, the bursa itself can be a source of injury.  Irritation of…

x-ray of hip pain

Hip Exercises

This past July, an interesting paper was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy which investigated gluteal muscle activation during different exercises. Gluteal exercises can play a role in rehabilitating many different hip injuries, including hip bursitis, hip arthritis, general hip pain and lower back pain. Whether you’re a rehabilitation professional looking…