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Been diagnosed with troncanteric bursitis (probably not spelled right) & have had 2 shots & phys. Ther .Nothing seems to be working yet.Any suggestion?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wrong DX!

Trochanteric bursitis almost always responds to steroid injections.
Since you have failed two injections, I use a latin expression, " re ipso loquitor, " ie. "the results speak for themselves. Since you did not tell about your sx, i cannot tell what you have. See a rheumatology or physiatrist specialist!

In brief: Wrong DX!

Trochanteric bursitis almost always responds to steroid injections.
Since you have failed two injections, I use a latin expression, " re ipso loquitor, " ie. "the results speak for themselves. Since you did not tell about your sx, i cannot tell what you have. See a rheumatology or physiatrist specialist!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Martin Raff
There are unusual infectious causes for trochanteric bursitis, but if you follow Dr. Namey's advice a good rheumatologist may well be able to detect this.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reassess

Trochanteric bursitis usually responds very well to steroid injections within a few days.
Rarely pt is also needed. If those modalities aren't working, you should see your doctor for reassessment. Deformities or injuries to the feet, ankles, and knees can change the way you walk, leading to unresponsive trochanteric bursitis. Your doctor should look for those things..

In brief: Reassess

Trochanteric bursitis usually responds very well to steroid injections within a few days.
Rarely pt is also needed. If those modalities aren't working, you should see your doctor for reassessment. Deformities or injuries to the feet, ankles, and knees can change the way you walk, leading to unresponsive trochanteric bursitis. Your doctor should look for those things..
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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