You were right on the money--trochanteric bursitis! Rheumy confirmed today. You also helped me have renewed trust in my dr. (I'm still having hard time believing he's so good!)I did a search on troch. when I read your post, & he did exactly what medline recommended for dx during exam. He also did not waste my money by ordering an X-ray, CT, or bone density which he has on premises. I bought a $14 bottle of arthritis cream (works great!!!), & am to use ice packs (not heat), and up to 800mg ibuprof. as needed. He said he'd rather not do a cortisone injection (which I certainly did NOT bring up, wimp that I am), unless pain does not respond to treatment. N/c for visit as I was there to be trained by nurse on palm pilot for fms study I'm doing. (Wasn't scheduled to see him) Thanks also to hk, holly, totteacher, and herblady for their input. Hk, he does want me to do that exercise after a couple weeks of rest & the treatment. So, Klutzo, what's my payment??? lol Best wishes to all.