People are more likely to experience hip pain from hip bursitis if they have had a hip injury or surgery, put repetitive pressure on the hip, are overweight or have other conditions that affect the way they walk and run, or have inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
A health professional must rule out other several other possible causes of hip pain before diagnosing hip (trochanteric) bursitis. To do so, the clinician may order medical imaging, such as x-rays and MRI, and order lab tests.
The most common symptom of hip bursitis is hip pain and tenderness at the outside part of the hip. The pain typically gets worse with activities that aggravate it, like walking, jogging, stair climbing, or sleeping on the affected side. The hip may ache, and hip pain may radiate down the leg or to other areas.
Knee bursitis, or prepatellar bursitis, is a common cause of knee swelling and inflammation. Knee bursitis may last weeks or even longer if left untreated. This article provides an overview of the condition.