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What is hip bursitis? Bursitis is irritation or inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin. There is a bump on the outer side of the upper part of the thigh bone (femur) called the greater trochanter. The trochanteric bursa is located over…

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The gluteus medius originates on the outer surface of the ilium bone and runs to the greater trochanter of the femur. This muscle acts to stabilize the pelvis when standing on one leg and during walking. The gluteus medius is also a primary abductor of the hip. Its anterior fibers act to synergize flexing and internally rotating the flexed hip; its more posterior fibers synergize extending and externally rotating the extended hip.

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Can You Exercise the Pain of Hip Bursitis Away?

A radiating pain down the outside of your thigh may indicate a case of trochanteric bursitis, the most common form of hip bursitis. It occurs when the bursa located over the point of the hip known as the greater trochanter becomes inflamed. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that protects tendons and helps reduce friction between the bone and...

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Anatomy of the pelvis, sacrum, greater trochanter, gluteus maximus, and the tensor fascia latae

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Can You Exercise the Pain of Hip Bursitis Away?

Hip bursitis can be a very painful condition and can dramatically limit activity. It occurs when a bursa -- a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between a bone and a muscle -- becomes inflamed. There are multiple bursae in the hip; however, the one most commonly affected is the greater trochanteric bursa. It is located near the bony prominence...

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