Trochanteric bursitis may affect the hip's outer area, or the outside part of the upper leg, from the hip to the knee along the thigh.

Symptoms include pain on the outside of the hip that's worse with activities such as standing, walking, or running.

Treatments include ice, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy. Weight loss might help.

A common type of hip pain.

  • greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Medium-term: resolves within months

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