45 years old patient, complaining of pain in both hips. The pain started 1 year ago, and it was only on the left side in the beginning. The area is red and warm. She was diagnosed with a sciatica and rheumatoid arthritis as well. She was treated with Ibuprofen for 1 year without any obvious improvement. What is the possible cause of that hip pain and how you are going to treat it???
Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled cavity near a joint) at the point of the hip known as the greater trochanter. When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain in the hip. This is a common cause of hip pain. More about trochanteric bursitis plus a good simple animation here.