Trochanteric bursitis

This is inflammation of one or more of the 3 main hip bursae.  The greater trochanter of the femur bone. Symptoms of trochanteric bursitis include pain at the outside of the hip that may go down the thigh to the knee.

Causes of this inflammation in the trochanteric bursa are many:

  • direct damage from an injury to the area
  • repetition of a movement e.g. by a sport such as cycling or dancing
  • walking with an uneven gait
  • obesity
  • after hip surgery
  • gluteal tendinitis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • an infection in the area.

Trochanteric Bursitis: where is that?

The trochanteric bursa is located over the prominent bone on the side of the hip.

Who usually gets Trochanteric Bursitis?

Women and middle-aged to older people are more often affected by this type of bursitis. It may occur spontaneously without specific injury. Also, it can be caused by the causes mentioned above.

To Protect Your Hips:

  • When bending down to lift something, always bend your knees instead of your back or hips.
  • Sitting on cushioned chairs can help.
  • If there is a difference in the lengths of your legs get a shoe lift .
MUSCLES OF THE HIP FROM GRAY'S ANATOMY
MUSCLES OF THE HIP FROM GRAY'S ANATOMY

 

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