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Can you give me advice for my first time bursitis hip pain from laying on hard bunk. best massage?

Can you give me advice for my first time bursitis hip pain from laying on hard bunk. best massage?

Don't be on your : side, sleep on your back and ice the region and/or take OTC NSAID if no medical reasons why not to use those types of meds. Stretching wo hrlp too but the hard bunk in terms of being on that side is what you need to adjust. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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I just got a bursitis hip injection , I am a little confused what they injected into my hip and how it is going to effect me . How does that work?

I just got a bursitis hip injection , I am a little confused what they injected into my hip and how it is going to effect me . How does that work?

Anti-inflammatory: You probably got an injection of a mixture of a synthetic cortisone such as celestone (betamethasone) and a local anesthetic. There is usually no general effect. If you are diabetic then your blood sugar may be affected. The area can be more painful for a short while, but the pain from the injection and from the bursitis will probably subside over a few days. Applying a cold pack can help. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Ouch!: I am so sorry this happened - it is a rare complication, but as you well know, is very painful. Unfortunately, if you are still having symptoms 15 months out, it is likely this will be a chronic problem, including with future pregnancies.It's not like you can easily put your pelvis in a cast and let it heal. Physical therapy may help, as well as biofeedback techniques to try and put mind over pain. ...Read more

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Can sacroiliitis or bursitis cause hip to lock?

Not usually: Depends on what you mean by locking. In can be from an internal hip problem (like a labral tear or osteoarthritis) or from an external hip problem like "snapping hip syndrome" or something completely different depending on what you mean by "hip locking" . Sacroilitis usually causes very focal pain over the sacroiliac joint and can sometimes cause radiation into the buttocks, groin, hip, or leg. ...Read more

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Dr says she thinks I have bursitis in hip due to constant pain on left side. What causes this and what's best cure?

Arhritus: Degeneration of tissue and joint, trauma, even ischemia, and occasionally tumors. Find the cause, treat the discomfort, and the cause. Commonly goes to joint replacement in worst cases. ...Read more

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Bursitis in hip causing quadriceps pain?

Usually not: True bursitis if the hip effects the main hip tendons and flexors. Foir example great trochanter bursitis and iliopsoas bursitis. Only one head of the quadicreps goes across the hip. ...Read more

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I have been advised by a rheumatologist to have both hips replaced. Will this also correct my bursitis in hips?

Yes and no: Hip replacements change the joint mechanics so it may help the stresses that led to the bursitis and it may not. But it shouldn't, change your decision to have the surgery since it can be treated separately. ...Read more

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Started with rt hip labrum tear and Bursitis in hip.1 yr later got bursitis in both hips gr8r trctr, shoulders.y does my rht leg gets red in shower?

Started with rt hip labrum tear and Bursitis in hip.1 yr later got bursitis in both hips gr8r trctr, shoulders.y does my rht leg gets red in shower?

Water temp : if u take too hot shower/ use room temp water. looks like u get these bursitis due to poor sudden exercise and poor training. Do gradual truing. if u have RH A then see an MD ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with tendinitis/bursitis in hip and shoulder. I have pain in various parts of my body when sleeping. What's happening?

I have recently been diagnosed with tendinitis/bursitis in hip and shoulder. I have pain in various parts of my body when sleeping. What's happening?

Maybe fibromyalgia: When you have this type of non-inflammatory pain one must consider fibromyalgia. Many of the fibromyalgia tender points are near bursitis and tendonitis locations your notation that you have pain in various parts of your body suggests fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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At what point does bursitis crack bone? Ortho says bursitis n hip, x-ray shows crack high on thigh bone. Goes 1/2 way thru.

At what point does bursitis crack bone? Ortho says bursitis n hip, x-ray shows crack high on thigh bone. Goes 1/2 way thru.

Never: Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa. “Crack” in the bone is a fracture. You should make sure to see a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon to clear this up. Has potential for a bad outcome if there is a fracture of the hip. ...Read more

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Clinically diagnosed sac iliac fracture 16mths ago during childbirth non displaced no surgery but still in lot of pain have tro bursitis in hip why?

Clinically diagnosed sac iliac fracture 16mths ago during childbirth non displaced no surgery but still in lot of pain have tro bursitis in hip why?

Wrong diagnosis?: Fractures in this area can be associated with persistent pain. I walking with limp and pain this will lead to a secondary trochanteric bursitis. I would have a repeat ct or MRI completed to see if the fracture healed and institute some therapy. Trochanteric bursitis should resolve with pt and or an injection. ...Read more

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What causes tingling numbness i legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache..Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

What causes tingling numbness i legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache..Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of numbness in your legs and feet. I know nothing of your health but diabetes can cause this, vitamin B12 deficiency, herniated disc issues, local nerve entrapment, or what is called idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. This warrants evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do for bursitis in my hips?

What exercise can I do for bursitis in my hips?

See details: If both hips are involved the pain may be originating in the lower back and not in the bursa. It is impossible to tell without a history and exam. Therefore speak with your doctor or see an orthopedist for this issue. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have been diagnosed with bursitis in my hip?

Injection: Steroid injection, icing, nsaids, core and gluteus medius strengthening and correction of a leg length discrepancy if present. ...Read more

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How to cure hip bursitis?

How to cure hip bursitis?

Hip bursitis: The cure is to find out what caused it: a limp, weak hip muscles, inflammatory condition, gout, medicine side effect (especially statins for cholesterol). An ingrown toenail causing a limp can do it. Herniated disc causing pain or weak hip abductors will do it. Quick fix is ice constantly for 48 hrs, nsaids, and if no better, steroid (shot or pak). If persistent, get checked. ...Read more

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How is hip bursitis diagnosed?

Clinically: After obtaining a history (talking to the patient about their complaints) and performing a physical exam, the diagnosis of hip bursitis is usually quite obvious. There may be a role for obtaining x-rays to rule out other hip problems, such as arthritis. Mri's may be useful in patients who have failed to improve to look for other problems, eg gluteus medius tears. ...Read more

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When will my hip bursitis heal?

Yes it can: You need an exact diagnosis, specific exercises that can improve the symptoms. You can get physical therapy and if necessary injections into the bursa. ...Read more

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Does hip bursitis last forever?

No: It can usually be effectively treated with conservative measures.. If all conservative therapies fail, the bursa can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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How long does hip bursitis last?

How long does hip bursitis last?

NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from simple stretching, yoga, massage, chiro adjustments, john f. Barnes unwinding, hands-on manipulations, acupuncture, gunn-ims, dry needling to finally travell trigger point injections. ...Read more

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How does your hip bursitis diagnosed?

How does your hip bursitis diagnosed?

Clinical + MRI: Clinical findings, hx, physical examination are where to start. If still doubt them MRI is best. ...Read more

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Hip bursitis. Will it go away naturally?

Some time : If there are mechanical factors causing the bursitis and those factors taken away, this could happen. ...Read more

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Hip bursitis what cardio/exercises to avoid?

Most exercises okay: Avoid exercises that will cause your legs to cross in any way, even if just a little. This causes tension over the greater trochanter. Also avoid any exercise that causes any increase in pain, as this could suggest increasing inflammation. Stretch your it band and include massage on your lower it band to loosen. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of hip bursitis?

Pain over greater: The symptom of hip bursitis is usually over the greater trochanteric region or on outside of the upper leg. One may have some pain radiating down the outer part of the leg to the knee. Also, when one lays on the affected side, it may be uncomfortable. Best treatment is exercise, aspercreme to the area, or NSAIDS. If they do not work a cortisone shot may be of benefit. ...Read more

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What are some ways to exercise if you have hip bursitis?

What are some ways to exercise if you have hip bursitis?

Rhythmic exercises: Rhythmic exercises that do not create excessive stretch on the outer part of the hip will generally not cause any pain. Swimming is one example. Stretching the low back and it band should lessen the stress across the hip bursa. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my hip bursitis ever go away?

Hip bursitis: It can spontaneously resolve on its own or with anti inflammatory medications, or local injections of steroids into the bursa. ...Read more

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What do I do about my hip bursitis in both my hips that i've had for two years now?

Depends: Lots of things are sometimes referred to as "bursitis" of the hip. A sports medicine specialist can help to diagnose whether that is really the problem. Usually hip pain on the side is treated with some exercises, stretches and then different types of injections can be used if it continues to be a problem. Sounds like you should be seen if it has been going on that long. ...Read more

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I have bursitis on both hips and it's 3/4 the length of my putter thighs. It's now working to the top side of my thighs should I worry?

I have bursitis on both hips and it's 3/4 the length of my putter thighs. It's now working to the top side of my thighs should I worry?

No: you should report it to the doctor who is treating you, but you shouldn't "worry". If the treatment being rendered (if any) is not working or if there are new symptoms, I would think he/she would want to know that. ...Read more

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Can walking worsen your hip bursitis?

Can walking worsen your hip bursitis?

Yes it can&more pain: Walking can make the symptoms like pain worse and increses the time to recover.It is better to rest ...Read more

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What is trochanteric bursitis of the hip? How is it treated?

What is trochanteric bursitis of the hip? How is it treated?

Inflammation.: It is an inflammation of the bursa ( sac of fluid), on the outside of your hip. Usually treated with anti-inflammatory medication, icing and physical therapy. Sometimes a cortisone injection is required. ...Read more

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What are the best walking sneakers for hip bursitis and bad backs?

We are all different: There isn't any right answer. If you know a good podiatrist or orthopedic they may be able to recommend something specific for you. They can at least tell you terms regarding what your foot tends to do. How much do you pronate? Wide or narrow heel, wide toe box? Armed with that information some on line shoe places have customer comments that rate shoes by customers with the same issues. ...Read more

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Anybody had hip bursitis? Were you able to return to running eventually?

Most can return: The most common type of hip bursitis is trochanteric bursitis and occurs on the lateral (outside) side of the hip. Iliopsoas bursitis occurs on the anterior (front) side of the hip. Most do well with relative rest, rehab. Focused on strengthening and stretching and anti-inflammatories. Injections, especially those done under ultrasound gudiance, tend to be effective. A high % return to running! ...Read more

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15 y/o son may have hip bursitis, what would a recovery time table look like?

Couple week: If the symptom persist more than couple week he should see his doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis (in both hips) is continuing to work making it worse?

See details: It is likely that bilateral pain in that area is actually referred pain from the lower back instead of a true bursitis. If it is a true bursitis, a local cortisone injection can be very helpful. This is not a cause for disability or stopping work. ...Read more