Trochanteric bursitis

Typically this condition gives you pain over the outer aspect of the hip, often running down the side of the thigh and it can be particularly painful to lie on the affected side.

It is caused by inflammation of a bursa, which is a fluid filled sac, found in various parts of the body, especially the shoulder, hip and knee. They allow soft tissues to glide smoothly over boney prominences.

Thankfully, the vast majority of cases can be treated without surgery with a combination of physiotherapy and injections.

It is important to have this symptom reviewed as it can often be confused with pain coming from the hip joint itself, it is always worth having this checked out to ensure that you receive the correct treatment.

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