How To Diagnose Ischial Bursitis?
Ischial tuberosity bursitis can be quickly diagnosed by a proper physical assessment including hamstring muscle testing, palpation of a bursa, and if needed radiology special tests such as X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound.
Before beginning therapy, it’s important to assess for other conditions mimicking pain over the ischial tuberosity, including sciatic nerve pain, hamstring tendonitis, pudendal neuralgia, disc herniations, and inferior cluneal nerve pain.
Ischial bursitis can resolve with time without any treatment, but over-the-counter pain can be helpful. In some severe cases, a corticosteroid injection can be needed, but the majority of ischial tuberosity pain can be relieved by manual therapy and rehab exercises for the glutes, hamstrings, and pelvic floor.