Iliopsoas Bursitis

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INJURY TITLE

Iliopsoas Bursitis

 

INJURY OVERVIEW

 

 

INJURY IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

A bursa is a fluid sac that aids friction free movement between various structures.  In this instance it is in between a tendon in the hip and bone it connects to.  When this bursa becomes inflamed it can cause pain on the front of the hip.

 

COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

  • Pain on the front of the hip
  • Pain when lifting your leg

 

HOW IS IT ASSESSED

  • Clinical testing to rule out any other causes of the pain
  • Ultrasound imaging can also help to highlight the bursa as the painful structure.

 

 

 

GENERAL TREATMENT

  • Usual treatment of this is a corticosteroid injection
  • Following the injection the patient should have qualified rest.

 

Exercise Videos: i.e.

  • Rotator cuff strengthening
  • Pec stretch
  • etc

 

WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT

PHYSIO     X

MEDIC     X

PODIATRY     

Put an ‘X’ next to each health professional that most commonly deals with this injury.

i.e. tennis elbow would be Physio and Medic as injections are common, whereas for muscular LBP it would be Physio and not Medic as they would just refer them to a Physio.

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