Bursitis occurs when the bursa sac is inflammed. There are bursa sacs in many areas throughout the body, which are used to decrease friction and rubbing between bones, muscles, and tendons. When the bursa sac is irritated, one can experience severe pain and immobility.
Trochanteric Bursitis, or hip bursitis, is a painful condition whereby there is an irritation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that sits on the outside of the hip bone. Because of it’s positioning, trochanteric bursitis can greatly affect walking and greatly reduce the ability to perform normal daily activity.