Bursitis treatment in Melbourne

bursitis treatment melbourne

Hip pain associated with bursitis can be very frustrating and debilitating. There are multiple causes of hip pain. Bursitis treatment can sometimes be a long process. We at Balance Osteopathy try to quickly establish a clear diagnosis and plan for recovery.

To determine the best course of action, as Osteopaths, we will take a full and thorough case history to determine the origin. It can be originating from muscle, ligament joint, tendon, or bursa. Sometimes it can be referred from another anatomical structure.

If required you may need to be referred for further diagnostic tests. This would be with a specialist as part of you bursitis treatment. Also with bursitis treatment, sometimes an ultrasound is conducted to clarify the diagnosis. Sometimes also a local ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection may be used by a sports physician or specialist. However, in many cases we are able to reduce your symptoms by treating the cause.


“Trochanteric bursitis is often seen in people involved in sports such as football and soccer which involve a lot of running. This can lead to overuse and irritation of the bursa causing inflammation. Bursitis may sometimes result from an injury or fall to the hip or after a surgical procedure of the hip. Spine disease, rheumatoid arthritis and leg length inequality increases the risk for developing hip bursitis.”

Reference: https://www.melbournearthritis.com.au/hip-bursitis.html

We will tailor an individualised rehabilitation program for you including hands- on therapy, mobility focussed exercises, and strengthening as appropriate.

Overall our aim is to get you moving comfortably again so that you can return to doing what you enjoy.