When the bursa (fluid-filled sac near a joint) at the lateral point of the hip is inflamed or swollen and are experiencing pain in the hip region you could be suffering from trochanteric bursitis.
There are several factors that contribute to Greater Trochanteric Bursitis. Mainly, a hip injury is the cause of this condition. Other factors may include, incorrect posture, poorly positioned joints or bones, arthritis, hip bone spurs, and calcium deposits. It is also more common in women who are middle-aged or elderly.
If you have Greater Trochanteric Bursitis you may experience the following signs and symptoms:
- Pain in the outer bottom/thigh/buttock area.
- Pain when lying down on your side.
- Pain upon pressing on the outside of the hip.
- Pain that gets worse during activities such as getting up from a deep chair or getting out of a car.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections is a non-invasive treatment option for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome.