Balance Exercises For Hip Bursitis

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via


Rehearsing balance exercises every day can be beneficial for older adults who struggle with neurological or orthopedic conditions such as back pain, peripheral neuropathy, knee osteoarthritis or hip pain. Common hip pain can be the result of arthritic changes at the hip joint or often times it is a result of hip bursitis, called Trochanteric Bursitis. Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled sac near a joint) at the outside (lateral) point of the hip known as the greater trochanter. When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain in the hip. Trochanteric Bursitis can be caused by:
  • Injury to the point of the hip. This can include falling onto the hip, bumping the hip into an object, or lying on one side of the body for an extended period.
  • Play or work activities that cause overuse or injury to the joint areas. Such activities might include running up stairs, climbing, or standing for long periods of time.
  • Incorrect posture. This condition can be caused by scoliosis, arthritis of the lumbar (lower) spine, and other spine problems.
  • Stress on the soft tissues as a result of an abnormal or poorly positioned joint or bone (such as leg length differences or arthritis in a joint).
  • Other diseases or conditions. These may include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriasis, thyroid disease or an unusual drug reaction. In rare cases, bursitis can result from infection.
  • Previous surgery around the hip or prosthetic implants in the hip.
  • Hip bone spurs or calcium deposits in the tendons that attach to the trochanter.
The hip pain that results from bursitis can alter a person’s gait pattern, causing them to be more unstable when they walk. The typical walking pattern for individuals who have hip pain is to lurch side to side in an attempt to relieve the weight bearing effects on the painful hip. The end result is decreased balance with walking and a greater potential for falling and fracturing the painful hip. Consequently, practicing balance exercises is essential for anyone who has hip pain and balance problems secondary to that hip pain. Please see

Balance Exercises Help Those With Hip Bursitis

By practicing balance exercises every day, an individual can improve their stability and reduce their risk for falling and injuring themselves. One important equilibrium exercise involves learning to center the person’s body weight in the middle of their base of support and maintain that center balance point during all movement activities. Additionally, another essential stability exercise to learn to walk with an upright posture and limited side to side movement deviations that could cause you to lose balance and to fall. These specific stability strategies and balance exercises can be practiced in the comfort of your own home with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercise dvd

    For those with hip pain and accompanying imbalance, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The professionally filmed Balance DVD is an excellent tool to use at home or in a group setting. The step by step DVD comes complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (licensed Physical Therapist) who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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For common hip pain and instability, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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