Inflammation of a bursa of the hip. There are two major bursae of the hip, which is a common location for bursitis.
Symptoms include pain on the outside of the hip that's worse with activities such as standing, walking or running.
Treatment of noninfectious bursitis includes rest, ice, and medications for inflammation and pain. Infectious bursitis (uncommon) is treated with antibiotics, aspiration, and surgery. Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain. Trochanteric bursitis frequently causes tenderness of the outer hip.