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What are some of the symptoms of hip bursitis?

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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Bursitis (Definition)

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


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What are symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

What are symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

Pain and motion loss: Inflammation of a hip bursa, whether septic or not results in pain, swelling and decreased motion. With a septic process fever and other constitutional symptoms may also appear. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of septic hip bursitis?

What are the symptoms of septic hip bursitis?

?: Septic means caused by a bacterial infection which is quite rare in my experience over the last ~35 years
reaular old hip bursitis is pretty common at the greater trochanter where muscles attach at side of hip /if it were septic it would be red/ hot / swollen/ and very painful and it would need prompt medical attention maybe even surgery /the other kind respondes pretty well to cortisone inject. ...Read more

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I would like to know symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

I would like to know symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

Septic hip bursitis: Marked pain redness, swelling, and warmth over the outer aspect of the hip. Can be accompanied by fever. Get medical help right away. ...Read more

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Have RA & oa, chronic hip bursitis. Have had several steriod inject over the yrs. Now increased pain, MRI inflammation of ra, partial tears minimus/gluteus?

See details: You have not asked a question. However, chronic hip bursitis may often be referred pain from the lower back and not a true bursitis. I would suggest an MRI of the area. If it is a true bursitis, the bursa can be surgically removed. However, from your description it seems the pain is likely related to lower back issues. Have you seen a pain specialist? If not, consider doing so. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Need more infor: I would need to know what part of the pelvis and to what extent was the break. Most pelvic fractures don't result in issues with carrying or delivering children.

Your OB and ortho doc may need to get together to help make a plan for your next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will chronic trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture cause problems and pain if I were to become pregnant a second time?

Will chronic trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture cause problems and pain if I were to become pregnant a second time?

Possibly: I would discuss getting a trainer/therapist while you are pregnant to help work with you to reduce any pain you might have while pregnant. ...Read more

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Will chronic pain from trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture prevent me from becoming pregnant for the second time?

Will chronic pain from trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture prevent me from becoming pregnant for the second time?

No: It won't prevent you from getting pregnant, but you might have pain during pregnancy. I would discuss getting a trainer/therapist while you are pregnant to help work with you to reduce any pain you might have while pregnant. ...Read more

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Mild herniated disc in lumbar region and. Hip bursitis symptoms? . Right hip feels out of place but X-ray was normal. Knees give out. Burning numb legs

Possibly from back: Chronic hip bursitis that does not improve with conservative stretching may be a sign of back issues. A complete exam with a spinal specialist would help determine causation and get you on the road to recovery. ...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 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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Do you feel hip bursitis in the groin?

Possibly: While groin pain is most likely related to the hip joint itself. The iliopsoas bursa is in that area and may be the source of a bursitis. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hip bursitis?

What are some treatments for hip bursitis?

Several options: Hip bursitis or inflammation on the outer part of the hip, can be treated successfully with a good stretching program, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's) and physical therapy. Occasionally cortisone injections are necessary and can help significantly a medical or orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays often the best place to start. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hip bursitis causes, or is connected to, sciatica?

Is it possible that hip bursitis causes, or is connected to, sciatica?

Posssibly: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. A bad hip can cause buttock, groin, and/or thigh pain. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the back can cause back, buttock, and thigh pain depending on which nerve is involved. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician to help identify the cause. ...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 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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How long could hip bursitis last after treatment?

A couple of days: It usually resolves quickly with a local steroid injection. If it perists, it may be secondary to low back issues and not a true bursitis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the cortisone injection to work for hip bursitis?

How long does it take for the cortisone injection to work for hip bursitis?

Instantiously!: They missed the spot or have wrong idea as to how to treat you. 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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Myy back doc told me it coulnt be hip bursitis because II wasn't having pain during the day. My pain is only at night an its not all nights.?

Need exam: Just because it is night or day doesn't tell exactly what's wrong
how about getting an exam to see where the
pain is?
Obviously if you are tender over the trochanteric bursa - then that's probably the
source of your pain.
If your back is tender or you have radicular symptoms, then that would need the appropriate treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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Hip bursitis? Pain sleeping on either left/right side but not during the day or activities. Comesand goes. Would like to heal it. Don't want it worse.

Hip bursitis? Pain sleeping on either left/right side but not during the day or activities. Comesand goes. Would like to heal it. Don't want it worse.

Good idea: The best Dr. To see would be an Orthopedic Dr. Who trained in diseases of the joints/bones. There may be simple medications, therapy, injections, etc. That can help you meet your goals of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I gain weight if I have cortisone injections for trochanteric hip bursitis last option as in so much pain but don't want to gain any more weight?

No: The injection you will receive for troch bursitis will have steroids in it more than likely, but the single dose given locally does not normally have much systemic effect at all. If you were diabetic you may note a small spike in your sugars, but it should not cause any longer systemic effects like weight gain. Hope this helps and feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can soaking in epsom salt help hip bursitis and is it safe?

Not likely to heal.: Epsom salts are safe, but may only provide symptomatic relief for a short time period. Healing usually requires medications and/or physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

Bursitis: Rest, ice, anti inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen (there are many other similar one's), physical therapy and in resistant or unresponsive cases, local steroid injections are the choices. ...Read more

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Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Osteopathic manipulation and stretches have not helped my hip bursitis. I've stop exercising and am still experiencing a lot of pain. Why suggestions?

Bursitis treatment: There are multiple treatment options in treating hip bursitis. Conservative treatment generally consists of ice, anti inflammatory medication, physical therapy. Other options may include shock wave therapy as well as corticosteroid injections. Discuss with your md to confirm your diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Have severe trochanteric hip bursitis very painfulwill having a baby next year make it worse? Also 70lbs over weight will losing weight ease the pain?

Have severe trochanteric hip bursitis very painfulwill having a baby next year make it worse? Also 70lbs over weight will losing weight ease the pain?

See below: This would help, you can also see a physical therapist now and they will give you exercises to do at home. An orthopaedic surgeon can recommend good therapist. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Am waiting for treatment for hip bursitis & osteoarthritis of the hip but I can not sleep due to the pain. What can I do to get relief & sleep?

Am waiting for treatment for hip bursitis & osteoarthritis of the hip but I can not sleep due to the pain. What can I do to get relief & sleep?

First of all: Get appointment with pcp. Or orthopod. They can get you meds that will probably help with the pain ; sleep over the counter meds don't usually help! ...Read more

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Leg legnth difference. Pain in both hips when laying down or sitting. Also back. Taking motrin. Hip bursitis? Couldn't sleep last night. Pain all day

May be acquired: Instead of congenital. See your ortho for good evaluation to understand why this happened. The hemipelvis can rotate from trauma or some type of exercise and cause limb length discrepancy. Physiotherapy may be very helpful ...Read more