The bursa is a thin pouch filled with fluid that serves to lessen friction between bones and muscles. Bursae become inflamed when infected, and this can be very painful. Doctors call this illness bursitis. It may strike any of the joints, but it most commonly affects the joints at the hip, elbow, knee, and heel. Bursitis of the hip may affect the bursa on the outer part of the hipbone (known as the greater trochanter), or the bursa close to the groin (this is called the iliopsoas bursa). Since the condition is more likely to occur on the hipbone bursa, you sometimes find that it is labeled trochanter bursitis.
This most characteristic bursitis of the hip indicator is a very sharp pain in the furthermost extremity of the hit and the outside of the thigh. Severe pain in this area does not necessarily mean you have this illness. Sometimes the pain comes on because of deterioration in the condition of the hip joint tendons. If bursitis of the hip has set in, the sharp pains usually subside to the level of a dull ache, and the pain travels through the thighs into other body areas.
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