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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?

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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Aaron Babb
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac usually between a bone and a tendon to allow smooth motion of the tendon.
When it gets inflamed, it causes pain with activity and it is important to decrease that inflammation. A two-week course of nsaids, such as Ibuprofen taken consistently with activity modification should be the first treatment option. If no help, see a physician for a steroid injection.

In brief: Inflammation

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac usually between a bone and a tendon to allow smooth motion of the tendon.
When it gets inflamed, it causes pain with activity and it is important to decrease that inflammation. A two-week course of nsaids, such as Ibuprofen taken consistently with activity modification should be the first treatment option. If no help, see a physician for a steroid injection.
Dr. Aaron Babb
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't stop exercise!

Make sure you are stretching the iliotibial band to take the pressure off the trochanteric bursa.
Check to see if you have a leg length discrepancy. If so, a lift or orthotic can help. More padding on your bed surface will help. I recommend a memory foam mattress topper. They are quite affordable. If, however you are due for a new mattress, then don't put it off. Too soft or hard is bad.

In brief: Don't stop exercise!

Make sure you are stretching the iliotibial band to take the pressure off the trochanteric bursa.
Check to see if you have a leg length discrepancy. If so, a lift or orthotic can help. More padding on your bed surface will help. I recommend a memory foam mattress topper. They are quite affordable. If, however you are due for a new mattress, then don't put it off. Too soft or hard is bad.
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tough problem

If you have bursitis on the outside of your hip, and its not getting better with stretching, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications, you would likely benefit from a steroid injection to the area.
This, along with continued stretching and oral antiinflammatories, takes care of the vast majority of the cases. Very rare for any of these to need surgery - i would recommend avoiding it if possible.

In brief: Tough problem

If you have bursitis on the outside of your hip, and its not getting better with stretching, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications, you would likely benefit from a steroid injection to the area.
This, along with continued stretching and oral antiinflammatories, takes care of the vast majority of the cases. Very rare for any of these to need surgery - i would recommend avoiding it if possible.
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Dr. John McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Other causes

Don't forget that there can be other causes to lateral hip pain (outside of the hip joint).
Abductor strains, piriformis syndrome, weakness of the short external rotators, and abductor tears (the.

In brief: Other causes

Don't forget that there can be other causes to lateral hip pain (outside of the hip joint).
Abductor strains, piriformis syndrome, weakness of the short external rotators, and abductor tears (the.
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