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It is inflammation of the pocket of the greater trochanter of the femur. A cyst is a small sac filled with fluid. The most tried and true term is "trochanteric folliculitis".

The usual symptoms are pain on the outer surface of the hip, stiffness of the joint and worsening of symptoms after activity (walking or stairs).

It commonly affects runners and soccer players, and is more common in women due to the construction of their pelvis.

Diagnosis is made by clinical examination and imaging tests, such as X-ray, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging.


• inequalities of the lower extremities

• obesity

• chronic back pain

• pathological conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, gout

• atrophy of the hip and thigh muscles

• iliotibial band syndrome

• spine disorders (scoliosis, poor posture, etc.)

• presence of osteophytes or calcium deposition in tendons that attach to the greater trochanter


• conservative with rest and exercise regimen

• ice therapy, mainly in the acute phase

• anti-inflammatory treatment

• corticosteroid injection

The following are applied with physiotherapy

• Iontophoresis

• Lasers

• TENS electrotherapy (to reduce pain)

• Stretching exercises


• Impact ultrasound (if decalcifications have developed)



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