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Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa (a fluid filled sack near the joint) on the outer side of the hip. This condition is the most common cause of hip pain and may cause difficulty doing daily activities such as walking and sitting.

Trochanteric bursitis can have many causes including a traumatic incident, such as a slip and fall. However, chronic overuse, improper posture and sports injuries can result in symptoms as well. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriasis and thyroid disease can also bring about this condition. In rare cases, bursitis is the result of an unrelated infection.

Signs and Symptoms of Trochanteric Bursitis can include:

  • Pain in the hip, thigh or buttock
  • Pain when lying on affected side of hip
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Increased pain when going from seated to standing position
  • Increased pain after periods of activity
  • Pain when walking or climbing stairs