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I have had sudden ache at the top of my hip

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I have had sudden ache at the top of my hip
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
How old are you? Any injury?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am 49 and no injury
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Any locking or give way sensation?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
In it feels like I have banged against something but I haven't . Just got up with the pain a few days ago . When I am sitting or lying its fine
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Does it hurt to press on it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes a bit
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Ok I think this is trochanteric bursitis
Is it right over the bony part of the hip?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes, if you were to put your hands on your hips, it would be right there, hurts a little when I bend to that side
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Ok bingo
Likely bursitis. It is irritation of the bursa over that bone
Rest, ice, anti inflammatories and steroid shots help
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