Hip bursitis, also known as trochanteric bursitis, is a common condition that causes pain along the outside of the hip and thigh. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that are located around larger joints and work to reduce friction between tissues. This fluid-filled sac can become irritated and inflamed leading to symptoms. One of the biggest challenges of hip bursitis is that it can be quite stubborn and become a chronic injury. This can be very frustrating, preventing you from engaging in activities that you enjoy. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why hip bursitis can turn chronic and what you can do to alleviate the symptoms and prevent flare-ups.