Bursitis of the Hip | Causes & Risk Factors


What causes bursitis?

Several things can lead to hip bursitis, including the following:

  • Repeated overuse or stress of the hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Pseudogout
  • Injury of the hip
  • Infection with bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (or a staph infection)
  • Diabetes
  • Spine problems, such as scoliosis
  • Uneven leg lengths
  • Bone spurs (bony growths on top of normal bone) on the hip

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/09