WHAT IS IT?
Irritation of the fluid-filled sac (a bursa) located between the iliotibial band and the greater trochanter (hip bone) can result in inflammation. The condition can be exasperated by activities with continual repetitive motions, where the IT band rubs over the greater trochanter creating shearing forces.
When the bursa becomes inflamed, dull intermittent pain on the outside of the hip will develop. The pain increases when standing or lying on the affected side.
Stretching of the IT band and increasing strength of the muscles that attach to the IT band are effective treatments.
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Health content provided by Dr. Reed Ferber and the Running Injury Clinic