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Trochanteric Bursitis: A Closer Look

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that helps cushion the muscles, tendons, and bones in a joint. When a bursa becomes inflamed, it’s called bursitis. The trochanteric bursa is located on the outside of the hip. Common symptoms of trochanteric bursitis include pain and tenderness to touch at the bursa site. Treatments for this problem may include:

  • Stretching program (iliotibial band stretches) and modification of activities
  • Physical therapy to include modalities such as ultrasound over the area
  • Steroid injections
  • Medications- over the counter pills such as Tylenol or anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Aleve


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Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

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More basic information on bursitis.