Hip Arthritis Vs. Hip Bursitis: The Differences and Exploring SoftWave Therapy

Published November 6th, 2023 by First Choice Chiropractic

A Tale of Two Conditions: Hip Arthritis and Hip Bursitis

Hip pain can stem from various causes, with Hip Arthritis and Hip Bursitis being two common culprits. Although they share some symptoms, understanding their differences is crucial for effective treatment.

Hip Arthritis: The Wear-and-Tear Condition


  • Age-related wear and tear of the hip joint
  • Degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis
  • Genetic predisposition


  • Persistent or intermittent pain in the hip joint
  • Stiffness, especially in the morning
  • Reduced range of motion
  • A grating sensation during hip movement

Hip Bursitis: The Inflammatory Condition


  • Repetitive stress or overuse
  • Hip injury or surgery
  • Poor posture or spine conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


  • Sharp, intense pain at the hip
  • Pain that worsens with prolonged sitting or squatting
  • Tenderness in the hip area
  • Swelling and warmth over the bursa

SoftWave Therapy: A Path to Relief

At First Choice Chiropractic, Neurology, & Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Kurt Schichtl offers SoftWave Therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that addresses both Hip Arthritis and Hip Bursitis. This therapy utilizes electrohydraulic supersonic acoustic waves, providing a non-surgical, non-injection, drug-free alternative.

How SoftWave Therapy Benefits Hip Conditions

  • Decreases Pain and Inflammation: Eases the discomfort and swelling associated with both conditions.
  • Increases Blood Flow and Circulation: Via angiogenesis, which is crucial for healing the hip joint and surrounding tissues.
  • Improves Mobility and Range of Motion: Restoring freedom of movement and reducing stiffness in the hip.
  • Stimulates Stem Cell Activity: Encouraging joint and tissue repair and regeneration, crucial for both Hip Arthritis and Bursitis.

Why Choose SoftWave Therapy?

  • Versatility: Effective for both Hip Arthritis and Hip Bursitis.
  • Non-Invasive: Avoids the risks associated with surgery.
  • No Medication Required: Eliminates dependency and potential side effects of painkillers.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients can return to their daily activities soon after treatment.

Take the Next Step: Contact First Choice Chiropractic

Ready to find relief from Hip Arthritis or Hip Bursitis? Reach out to First Choice Chiropractic, Neurology, & Rehabilitation Center at 610-967-4996 or visit us at 1301 Chestnut St, Emmaus, PA 18049 in Lehigh Valley!

Embrace a Life Free from Hip Pain in Lehigh Valley

Don't let Hip Arthritis or Bursitis control your life. With SoftWave Therapy at First Choice Chiropractic, Neurology, & Rehabilitation Center, led by Dr. Kurt Schichtl, a pain-free, active lifestyle is within reach. Embrace this innovative treatment and take a step towards healing and mobility today.

Relief Awaits Today at First Choice Chiropractic!

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