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.
- greater trochanteric pain syndrome
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
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