Running Injury Clinic
Bursitis, hip bursitis and knee bursitis are all terms describing an inflammatory condition of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that protects an area where a tendon passes close to a bone. This helps prevent friction and damage to the tissues.
Occasionally the bursa can become inflamed, usually from overuse and excessive rubbing across the area. This leads to swelling and soreness and can stop you running.
Knees often have bursitis below the patella or kneecap and this is called "housemaids knee" named after ladies who spent their days kneeling and scrubbing floors.
Hips also experience bursitis from excessive repetitive movements during marathon training.
Treatment usually involves rest and ice over the area, however if it persists then your biomechanics may need checking for overpronation or muscle inbalances.
Running on a camber when road running may result in bursitis or continual runs on uneven ground.
Locating Hip Bursitis
If you are unsure if your pain is from an inflamed bursa or bursitis then you can always ask advice from the Atlas Running Team.
Telephone Solihull Sports Injury Clinic 0121 709 5222 or Tamworth Sports Injury Clinic 01827 59943 for assistance
Bursitis is generally not serious but can be very painful. Training for long distances requires constant movement of soft tissue structures and bone and it is this continual movement between the two adjacent tissues that can lead to inflammation
Hip pain running is often bursitis and runners can often experience bursitis or an inflamed bursa during long marathon training sessions. Bursitis symptoms are usually pain around a joint during and after activity. Foot Bursitis, knee bursitis and elbow bursitis may all need bursitis treatment which will involve reducing inflammation and swelling