• Ray Roman, PT, DPT, LAc

EXPERIENCING HIP PAIN? YOU MIGHT HAVE BURSITIS


It involves inflammation or irritation of the trochanteric bursae located on the lateral hip, superficial to the greater trochanter. A bursae is a small fluid- filled sac that provides a cushion between bones & tendons and/or muscles around a joint. These sacs assist in minimizing friction and allowing free movement. Bursae are found around most major joints of the body. The trochanteric bursae of the hip when inflamed or irritated can become very debilitating. Some studies have shown that more than 60% of all hip pain involve trochanteric bursitis.

Sign & Symptoms:

  • Pain at the outside of the hip that may radiate into lateral thigh & may result in altered gait mechanics such as limping.

  • Increasing pain w/ compression of bursae or when hip is flexed; therefore can affect sleeping positions

  • Tenderness & swelling/ heat surrounding the bursae