The most frequent location for bursitis is over the outside of the hip. This is called greater trochanteric bursitis. Tenderness over the outside of the hip, one of the symptoms of bursitis, can frequently be made worse by walking, running, or twisting the hip in certain directions.
The initial treatment for bursitis is heat to the affected area, followed by stretching exercises and ice massage. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines are also quite helpful. Should symptoms continue, sometimes a local steroid injection is very helpful in resolving hip bursitis.
For more information about bursitis of the hip, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).