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Hip Bursitis Treatment
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?
Hip bursitis affects my sleep, travel, exercise, standing, & sitting how can I improve it? I've had 2 shots, therapy, nsaids, & ice/heat treatment.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been suffering with right hip bursitis for over 3 years. Have tried cortisone shots twice. I do physical therapy and Tylenol.What else can I do?
Have it removed: Have the bursa surgically removed. It is a fairly minor procedure. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Myy back doc told me it coulnt be hip bursitis because II wasnt 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 doesnt tell exactly whats 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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