The greater trochanter is located at the side of your hip on each side. 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 is worse with any pressure or when you lie on that side to sleep.
Injections of local anesthetic and steroid under either x-ray or ultrasound guidance can provide good lasting relief of this pain, and may be done every several months.
Bursa injections usually take roughly 5 minutes per side, and may not need to be done in the Procedure Suite.
You may have a temporary sensation of pressure in the area, but use of local anesthetic will begin to relieve your pain within 10 to 15 minutes.
Relief usually lasts from 1 to 2 months.