Iliopsoas Bursitis in Manhattan, NY

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About Iliopsoas Bursitis

A bursa is a sac that is filled with lubricating fluid situated between tissues like muscles, tendons, skin and bones that helps lessen irritation and friction between the tissues when there is movement. The largest bursa of the body is known as iliopsoas bursa which is located between the front side of the joint of the hip and the iliopsoas muscle (a major muscle used in hip flexion). The Iliopsoas bursa reduces friction between the iliopsoas muscle and thigh bone. When the iliopsoas bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is called iliopsoas bursitis. Iliopsoas bursitis can be caused by overuse injury which results from repetitive rubbing of the iliopsoas tendon. Iliopsoas bursitis is most commonly caused by sports with repetitive motion such as swimming and running. Other causes may include:

  • Iliopsoas tendonitis
  • Trauma or injury
  • Tight hip flexor muscles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Recreational injuries from sports like ballet, soccer, martial arts and jumping hurdles

Symptoms of Iliopsoas Bursitis

If you have Iliopsoas bursitis, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Groin pain or pain in the front the hip
  • Radiation of pain from the front of the hip to the knee
  • A snapping sensation at the front of the hip
  • Pain with resisted hip flexion
  • Pain with passive hip extension
  • Stiffness and pain after rest or in the mornings
  • Aggravation of pain while performing activities

Treatments for Iliopsoas Bursitis

If you still have pain after exhausting conservative treatment measures such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and stretching, our providers at Ospina Medical can offer other alternatives. Patients may benefit from cortisone or steroid injections into the bursa to help minimize inflammation and improve pain. Additionally, using our world class Regenexx regenerative medicine platform, our specialists can utilize platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate (PL) and/or bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells to help treat inflamed bursa and tendon insertions. When these treatments are paired with PT and strengthening exercises, we are able to provide dramatic improvements for our patients.

If you are interested to learn more about Regenexx and whether you qualify for treatment, please reach out to Ospina Medical, located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City to speak with one of our Regenexx providers today.

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