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Hip Bursitis Recovery
Couple week: If the symptom persist more than couple week he should see his doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is bicycling likely to cause hip bursitis? What about bicycling daily with a backpack weighing ~20 pounds? I bike ~8-12 miles per day, 6 days/week with such a backpack. Thanks.
No: Non weight bearing exercises are unlikely to cause it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.?
Just because it is night or day doesn't tell exactly what's wrong
how about getting an exam to see where the
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
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
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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