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Say Goodbye to Hip Bursitis and Hello to Athletics with Chiropractic

Last updated: November 27, 2023 | Author: Dr. Samantha Coleman

Of all the painful conditions a person can get, bursitis sounds the most noble. Called “working man’s disease,” it’s usually triggered by constant repetitive motion – synonymous with athletes who spend countless hours practicing the same movements, working the same muscle groups. It’s a condition you really have to work hard to get!

Hip bursitis generally affects the bursa surrounding the hip joints. These fluid-filled sacs protect bones and joints from friction. Overuse of the joint irritates the bursa, leading to inflammation (bursitis).

You don’t have to be a stellar athlete to get bursitis, but it’s certainly more common among active individuals. At Virginia Beach chiropractic office, we see patients from all walks of life who are seeking relief from the painful condition that is bursitis.

Alleviating excess stress and strain

Bursitis is an overuse injury, meaning it requires a biomechanical solution to remedy it. Heat/ice and stretching will only get you so far! That’s why chiropractic is commonly associated with bursitis treatment.

One of the first things a chiropractor will do upon diagnosing hip bursitis is to qualify the scope of the problem. Are any nearby joints or muscles affected? Likewise, is poor posture or misalignment contributing to increased friction in the hip joint, beyond the overwork? Isolating the problem – whether it’s exclusive to one joint and bursa or inclusive of an entire muscle group – is the smart way to begin treating it.

Alleviating excess stress and strain

Once the problem is identified, chiropractors will generally adjust for two reasons. First, is to alleviate pressure and inflammation in the affected area. Second, is to improve range of motion that may be limited by bursitis.

Alleviating the stress and pain of hip bursitis, while working to preserve and restore range of motion, may help the condition heal faster, with few-to-no limiting effects after the fact.

See More: Chiropractic Treatments for Hip Pain in Virginia Beach

Venturing back into athletics

Overuse injuries are tricky to overcome. They generally have a refractory period where a person feels better, but shouldn’t yet return to full activity. Too many athletes return to full activity too fast, creating rolling injuries or painful flare-ups of a condition that’s not yet healed.


Hip bursitis is no different. Athletes overcoming this condition need to take a “crawl, walk, run” approach before jumping back into things. Getting proper chiropractic treatment, resting, and slowly resuming regular activity are best for overuse injuries, bursitis included.

Consult with your chiropractor

Bursitis is rarely an acute condition. Most athletes can feel it coming on and will address it like a muscle strain. When it doesn’t go away, they might even attempt to power through. This will only make things worse!

If you have a painful hip condition as the result of repetitive sports activity, it may very well be bursitis. Contact ChiroSolutions Center today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll qualify your condition and develop a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) in Virginia Beach treatment plan for you, so you can get back to athletics the right way.

Let us help you address overuse injuries like hip bursitis the right way and prevent them from turning into season-ending or even career-ending setbacks!

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.

Dr Samantha Coleman Chiropractor

She is the only Advanced Certified CBP Chiropractor in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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