Features November 2019 Issue

Relief for Nagging Hip Pain

On the outside of the hip, the trochanteric bursa and the tendon that passes over it (not shown) can become inflamed.

Relief for Nagging Hip Pain

Bursitis and tendonitis are common causes of painful hips.

A short course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (AdvilŽ, MotrinŽ) or naproxen (AleveŽ), can be used as long as there are no reasons not to take them. NSAIDs should be used cautiously in certain people, including those with a history of stomach ulcers, kidney disease, heart disease or stroke. Talk to your doctor to ensure you are taking the drugs safely. Your doctor also may prescribe a stronger NSAID.

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