Hip Pain Prevention & Relief
A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bone, and skin, which helps your joints move with ease. There are over 150 bursae in your body, and several are found around the outer area of the hip, near the portion of your thighbone (e.g., the femur) called the greater trochanter. Bursitis occurs when a bursa becomes inflamed, and it is a common cause of pain to your hip.
Inflammation of a bursa is caused by repetitive-use injuries, prolonged pressure, lumbar spine diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and sometimes, infection. It can affect anyone at any age, but is most common in women and the middle-aged.