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Doctor insights on: Injections For Bursitis Hip Area

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Severe hip pain bilaterally not bursitis thought it was si had injection only lasted a mo what's wrong?

Severe hip pain bilaterally not bursitis thought it was si had injection only lasted a mo what's wrong?

See below: I agree with previous answer. "hip pain" could be related to the hip joint, gluteal tendons, bursitis, si joints, lumbar spine, or other muscles that support the hip. In addition to an eval and imaging, diagnostic injections with anesthetic only could be used to localize the pain generator if you fail to improve with other conservative measures. ...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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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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I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

You need strong PT: Your best approach is a strong physicial therapy program. Have your phsician send you to a rheumatologist and also have you start a very active physicial therapy program. This is trochanteric bursitis ...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?

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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Is saline solution ever used with a steroid injection in the hip for bursitis?

Yes: To make the steroid more dilute to achieve a wider spread of solution. Some doctors just use more anesthetic instead of saline. ...Read more

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Steroid injection, hip for bursitis. 12 hours later could barely walk. 32 hrs later, swelling at site & pain. Infection? What to look for? Pa said ice

Infection?: This is often manifested by pain, fever, swelling, redness and there may be chills, generalized malaise. In this situation if you are not substantially improved within another few hours you should be seen by a physician and not a pa. If this is infected it could become very very serious quickly. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me injection for Bursitis about a month ago. It has not helped and pain is getting worse. It hurts in hip and shin. Could it be Sciatica?

Doctor gave me injection for Bursitis about a month ago. It has not helped and pain is getting worse. It hurts in hip and shin. Could it be Sciatica?

Yes: Pain going from the buttock to the lower leg can be due to sciatica. I would see your doctor again for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been suffering with palpitations and heart rate keeps dropping to 43?

I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been suffering with palpitations and heart rate keeps dropping to 43?

Bradycardia: Your episodes of slow heart rate may not be related to your bursitis in your hip. If these episodes are obvious enough that they cause you a feeling of palpitations, they should be investigated. You should see your doctor for a work up, which will probably include EKG and maybe lab tests. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

Steroid injection: Steroid injection should not increase your heart rate for more than a few minutes usually. How long did your tachycardia last the previous injection? Are you having chest pain of any kind? Please let us know to see if this needs ER care. ...Read more

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How often (frequency) can my wife receive celestone/lidocaine/marcaine injection for her sciatica (lumbar foraminal narrowing) and hip bursitis?

How often (frequency) can my wife receive celestone/lidocaine/marcaine injection for her sciatica (lumbar foraminal narrowing) and hip bursitis?

Safety: Safe is as few injections as you need to get relief. However if you need these injections regularly, safe is a relative term but typically around 3-4 injections/year. Some patients can have as many as 3 injections per 6 months however that is not a good idea for too long. ...Read more

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I got cortisone shots in both hips for bursitis this AM One side is quite swollen about a 5" area the other is not. Should I worry.?

I got cortisone shots in both hips for bursitis this AM One side is quite swollen about a 5" area the other is not. Should I worry.?

Probably not.: The swelling is probably from the injection, and it will be absorbed in the next few days. If it doesnot, or your pain increases, see your Dr. ...Read more

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Can greater trochanter bursitis hurt in your groin area as well as outter thigh and hip area?

Not normally: Generally greater trochanter bursitis causes pain in this region and sometimes down the outside of the thigh.Groin pain is not characteristic of gt bursitis. If it persists get a thorough examination. ...Read more

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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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I was diagnosed with bursitis in my left hip about 3 years ago. Over time it has got worse, to the point of, trouble standing up after sitting.?

I was diagnosed with bursitis in my left hip about 3 years ago. Over time it has got worse, to the point of, trouble standing up after sitting.?

Rehab + injection: You are likely referring to trochanteric bursitis which causes pain on the outside of the hip and occasionally down the outside of the thigh. It often is associated with gluteus medius tendonitis. Physical therapy to reduce inflammation, stretch the lateral hip soft tissues and strengthen the core and gluteal muscles is often helpful. Steroid and/or prp injections are often part of my treatment. ...Read more

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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