Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation and swelling of the bursa located between the point of the hip (trochanter) and the overlying gluteal muscles. (A bursa is a fluid-filled sac which allows adjacent tissues to slide over one another without friction.) It occurs when the trochanteric bursa is irritated and this commonly results from excessive friction on the bursa.
Depending on the severity of the injury, these can include:
According to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, patients receiving shock wave therapy for tronchanteric bursitis had both short-term improvement in their condition that continued 12 months after treatment and concluded that shock wave therapy is an effective treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
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