This is a common diagnosis when you see your GP. In reality it is the cause that must be sought to treat the pain. direct treatment to the bursa alone will not help you. Pain over the hip joint to the side spreading backwards often represents some sort of weakness in the posterior gluteal (buttock) muscles. it is the lack of muscular stability that puts a strain on the hip joint and even the lumbar spine causing considerable discomfort, often keeping you awake at night. Along side many sports injuries it is the movement analysis and critical examination that will bring about an effective solution. Expect pain relieving techniques and taping combined with strengthening exercises for a happy outcome.