HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Sometimes little pains can crop up that are hard to pin-point the source of. But even if they are just an annoyance, you should still have them checked out.
Dr. John Clay is treating Trochanteric Bursitis at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.
It is a common cause of hip pain affecting the outside part of the leg. It often makes it uncomfortable to walk, sit for prolonged periods, and sleep on the affected side.
It is treated by stretching, over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, and reducing weight bearing.
If symptoms persist after trying conservative treatment, a prescription medication or an injection by your physician is often helpful.