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…
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.
Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (a small, cushioning sac located where tendons pass over areas of bone around the joints), which lies over the prominent bone on the side of your hip (femur).
The Femur consists of four parts: the head, greater trochanter, lesser trochanter, and the lower extremity. Learn more about the vital role or femur on the bones of our legs. http://www.learnbones.com/leg-bones-anatomy/
How do I know if I have IT Band Syndrome? ITBS presents with a clear and relatively intense pain on the outside, lateral side of your knee. If that’s what you’re experiencing, you almost always will have ITBS. But if your pain is in the front of your knee (under the knee cap), it’s more likely “Runner’s Knee” or patellofemoral pain syndrome.