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Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Trochanteric Bursitis
Signs and Symptoms

People with trochanteric bursitis may experience the following:

  • pain or a burning sensation in the hip or outer edge of the upper thigh, with the feeling sometimes traveling toward the knee but rarely crossing the knee
  • Tenderness over the outer hip bone area
  • Pain when lying and sleeping on the affected side

Early on, people may experience this pain only after engaging in a sport or other physical activity, but eventually it may be triggered simply by walking upstairs or uphill, or by walking long distances.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.