Pain is the most common symptom. Pain caused by inflammation of the Greater Tronchanteric Bursa is generally felt over the outside of the hip and thigh. Pain caused by inflammation of the Iliopsoas Bursa is usually felt in the groin.
The pain can be worse at night particularly when lying on the affected hip, and after standing or sitting for long periods of time. The pain can also worsen with walking, stair climbing or squatting.
If you are experiencing ongoing pain or stiffness in or around your hip joint that affects your mobility, you should consult your doctor. Your doctor will ask questions to get a comprehensive history and perform a physical examination.
Your doctor may also refer you for an x-ray of your hip joint and on occasions a MRI and/or CT scan is also required.