Intro: The trochanteric bursa is a fluid filled sac sitting on the lateral side of the hip over a bony protuberance known as the greater trochanter. A fibrous band of tissue called the iliotibial band tracks over the bursa, and pain may result when there is friction between the two, often due to repetitive motion or weak gluteal muscles.
Treatment: Physical therapy, stretching, medication. A steroid injection at the bursa may help reduce symptoms. In unresolving cases, a bursectomy (removal of bursa) surgery may help.