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I have bursitis of the left hip and my job involves standing for 8 hours a day. Will this contribute to the pain

By Anonymous November 21, 2017 - 11:11am
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a thin, slippery piece of tissue that protects tendons. Tendons are the tissues that connect muscles to bones. The bursa reduces friction between the tendon and bone. It allows the tendon to glide easily over the bone.

There are many bursae in the body protecting underlying tendons. Bursitis most often occurs in the following joints:


Chronic bursitis is usually caused by long-term overuse. The repeated motion of a muscle-tendon unit causes friction in the bursa. As the activity continues, the bursa becomes inflamed. It may fill with fluid. The bursa thickens and does not function well. Both bursa and tendon may become irritated.

Risk Factors
Factors that increase your chance for bursitis include:

Repetitive motion activities when done to an extreme (eg, swimming, running, or tennis)
Contact sports
Sporting gear that does not fit well

Anon, standing all day can also cause this condition or can certainly aggravate this. Can you make changes at your work in order to accommodate your bursitis?

November 21, 2017 - 3:18pm
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