Trochanteric bursitis is a painful hip syndrome most noticeable when hip is in motion or with pressure from having weight on it.
If rehabilitation fails to reduce your symptoms, an injection of cortisone into the bursa may ease your symptoms and give temporary relief of the condition.
An injection of a local anesthetic into the bursa can help your doctor diagnose trochanteric bursitis. If the injection removes the pain immediately, then the diagnosis is probably trochanteric bursitis. Frequently a bit of cortisone medication and novocaine is injected to help treat the condition at the same time.
Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. It can reduce swelling and pain when injected directly into the bursa. The injection will probably not cure the problem. But it may control the symptoms for months.