Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between hip bursitis and hip osteoarthritis.
While there are many differences, once study has found a cluster of tests to significantly help in diagnosis.
They found it is likely greater trochanteric pain syndrome if the patient has the following:
- History of lateral hip pain
- Absence of difficulty manipulating shoes and socks
- Pain on palpating of the greater trochanter
- Lateral hip pain with FABER
Better diagnoses lead to better treatments.