The greater trochanter is located on each side of your hip. The trochanter has a cushioning bursa that overlies it, and this bursa may become inflamed causing trochanteric bursitis. This pain is typically felt as a severe tenderness over the hip pointer that gets worse with pressure or when lying on the affected side. Injections of local anesthetic and steroid under either x-ray or ultrasound guidance can provide lasting relief of this pain, and may be done every several months.

How long does trochanteric bursa injection take?

Bursa injections usually take roughly 5 minutes per side.

How will I feel afterwards?

You may have a temporary sensation of pressure in the area, but you will begin to experience relief of your pain within 10 to 15 minutes.

How long will the relief last?

Relief usually lasts from 1 to 2 months.