Re: Left Hip Pain
My Mother lived with me for 3 yrs. she has bursitis in her hip. I bought her some of that 'blue stuff' recently, well it's like blue stuff. The kind I bought was called blue gel. Harriet Carter magazine had it. Her pain was very bad too. She said it's helping. And she just started using it. This stuff has emu oil, it's suppose to penatrate to the bursa.
Also you have to move it. Sitting in one position for too long isn't good.
Another thing she does when it's hurting really bad is...
Ice it for 15min....nothing on it for 15min.....then heat for 15min.....then nothing for 15min....then back to the cold...and start over. Brings the inflamation down quicker.
I made her some rice bags for the heat packs. Take a tube sock and fill it with white rice(I made a funnel for filling it out of a paper plate, just fold it into a cone and tape or staple it) when 3/4th full then tie the top of the sock.
I put another sock over that so I could just Change the outer sock for a clean one. You can store them in the freezer for a cool pack too. But it's not cool enough for very long.
For the heat pack just pop it in the micrwave, 60seconds, then check it, move it around to distribute the heat. Then add a little more time if it needs it, about 20sec.
Watch out they can get too hot!!!
And you can scorch the rice,or you!! That really stinks....phew..Good luck. And I hope this has helped you. Diana <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">