Can Hip Bursists Trigger Back Pain?
Yes hip pain can cause back problems
Thanks for your question. Antiinflammatory medication, physiotherapy and steroid and local anaesthetic injections are the treatment modalities for trochanteric bursitis of the hip.
A bad bursitis in the hip leads to what is called a trendelenberg gait because of weakness in the hip girdle muscles. This causes excessive truck shift to the affected side when you walk causing increased stress and strain on the lower back.
Back pain is therefore fairly common in hip problems. As your bursitis improves and your hip muscles strengthen you should find that the symptoms in your back improve.
Hi thanks for your follow up question.
An antiinflammatory medication such as ibuprofen taken regularly should be of benefit. Physiotherapy to strengthen the hip girdle and back muscles. Local anaesthetic and steroid injections into the bursae over the hip can be of benefit.
In my experience one or two local anaesthetic and steroid injections cure the problem.
Both can cause pops and clicks.
Hi, thanks for your follow-up question. Both tendonitis and bursitis can cause clicks and pops around the hip region. In bursitis the symptoms would typically be felt on the outside of the hip. A psoas tendonitis would cause this sensation in the groin.
I hope this helps clarify your symptoms.