Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)

This is an irritation or swelling of the trochanteric bursa. This small, fluid-filled sac is found on the outer side of the femur. It acts as a cushion for the iliotibial band, a thick tendon in your leg.

What is trochanteric tursitis?

This detailed video describes bursitis of the hip, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include rest, medications and physical therapy. You may benefit from the temporary use of a cane or crutches. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.