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Lateral hip pain

Trochanteric bursitis

If your hip is bothering you, it could be a sign of trochanteric bursitis — find out how we can help

About

If you're experiencing pain or tenderness in the side of your hip, you may have trochanteric bursitis. It happens when the bursa (sac of fluid) in your hips becomes inflamed. It's more common in women, particularly those who are overweight and menopausal, or in those who have suddenly increased their physical activity.

Need to know

  • Symptoms of trochanteric bursitis icon plus

    Some of your symptoms may include:

    • pain when climbing the stairs, getting out of a chair or walking
    • swelling or tenderness on the side of your hip
    • pain when lying on the affected hip
    • buttock pain or weakness

    Quite often, your symptoms will get better over time. If they don't, our dedicated orthopaedic experts are here to help.

  • Diagnosis icon plus

    In most cases, your symptoms will go away over time. If they don't, we may be able to carry out tests to get to the root of the problem. Your GP or consultant will discuss these with you and answer any questions you might have.
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    Your consultant will explain your treatment options when you meet them. These might range from anti-inflammatory medication or injections to sessions with our expert physiotherapists.
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