22 Nov 2017
Trochanteric Bursitis & Causes of Hip Pain
Hip bursitis or trochanteric bursitis is inflammation or irritation of the thin cushion (bursa) that lays underneath a tendon along the side of your hip. It typically causes pain and tenderness on the outside of the upper thigh.
Repeated activities like running or walking and injuries like a fall can cause the trochanteric bursa to become inflamed and painful. Tenderness over the area, pain lying on your side, or worsening symptoms at night are common complaints. Climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or sitting for long periods can also increase the symptoms of trochanteric bursitis.