Trochanteric Bursitis - Description and Treatment
11 years ago
Trochanteric bursitis is a pain of the lateral hip located over the greater trochanter which is aggravated by direct pressure. It occurs due to bursitis which is painful inflammation of the bursa located just superficial to the greater trochanter of the femur and under iliotibial tract. Greater trochanter bursitis is a phenomenon common for people who overuse the hip joint, like athletes who run or cycle. It is usually associated with repetitive hip and knee flexion and extension. The symptoms of this pathology are: pain, that worsen when area on the outside of the hip is pressed, and show up when walking or climbing up stairs. Trochanteric bursitis can be caused by the injury, overuse of the joint, other medical conditions. Differential diagnosis is explained and treatment methods are presented.