Iliopsoas bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located beneath the iliopsoas muscle. This muscle is located in front of the hip.

bursa is a fluid-filled sac between bones, muscles, tendons, and skin. It provides cushion between tissue to decrease friction and irritation.It is largest bursa of the hip joint is the iliopsoas bursa which is located deep to the iliopsoas musculotendionous junction and anterior to the hip joint capsule.

iliopsoas pathologic conditions, such as tendinitis, bursitis, snapping and impingement, have been deemed to be the main cause of chronic groin pain.


  • characterized by a palpable and audible snap that occurs from flexion and extension of the hip.
  • Symptoms are worse with activity (especially kicking) and relieved with rest
  • audible clicking or catching sensation from the hip or groin area
  • low back pain
  • discomfort into the gluteal or thigh region


  • the pain is Located in the anteromedial aspect of the thigh
  • the pain Radiates into the knee, leg and lower back
  • Develops during walking or specific movements like crossing the legs
  • Worse while performing activities
  • Relieved by rest


  • Arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Acute trauma
  • overuse injury


  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • Hip ultrasound
  • bone scan


Rhus Tox –hip bursitis. People who need it have marked pain in the hip. They feel worsening of pain from lying on the side. The pain also worsens in them when rising from sitting position. Sometimes they complain of radiation of pain from hip down to the knee. This is most felt when they are walking or standing

Bryonia – having pain in the hip that worsen from walking. The pain for using it can be stabbing, shooting or stitching in nature The pain can extend from hip to the thigh and also the knee. Along with this sometimes lameness and bruised sensation is felt in the hip in the morning time. This is felt especially in the right hip. 

Colocynth –  indicated for continuous drawing pain in the hip. The persons who need it feel the pain all the time while standing, walking and even while sitting. Next it is also indicated for stitching or tearing pain in the hip that extends to the knee. This is particularly worse from motion.

Causticum – soreness of the hip on the side on which they lay upon. The soreness is also felt in the thighs. This especially appears at night time. They frequently turn the sides when lying due to this complaint. With soreness pain in the hip is present that can be stitching type or aching type.

Arnica –  conditions that follow injury, fall, blow or hit with a hard object. The key feature to use it here is a sore, bruised sensation in the hip. It is also indicated for drawing and pressing pains felt mainly in the left hip.

Phytolacca – sharp, cutting pain in the hip is present. The pain mostly radiates from hip down to outside of the thigh. This mostly worsens at night and after sleep. Rubbing the hip can help ease the pain where it is required. 

Carbo Animalis – hip pain makes a person limp. The pain is mostly drawing or stitching in nature. Most of the times the hip pain extends down the leg