Bursitis of the Hip | Prevention


How can I prevent hip bursitis?

You can avoid getting bursitis by not putting too much strain on your hips. Avoid activities that are especially difficult or painful, and take breaks to rest your hips. When you exercise, remember to warm up your muscles and then stretch to prevent injury. If you are overweight, losing weight can help reduce pressure on your joints, including the hips.

Building strength in your hips with an approved workout routine can greatly reduce your chances of getting bursitis. Ask your doctor what types of exercise are best for you.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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