It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Knee & Hip Problems Message Board

  • Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-28-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
    leia23
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    leia23's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Posts: 7
    leia23 HB User
    Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Have been suffering with this 3 months. Don't want cortisone shot as it's only short term relief & painful. Has anyone had success with physical therapy or any other suggestions? Thanks.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 07-28-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
    MrsLinda
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    MrsLinda's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Location: Bronx, New York, USA
    Posts: 305
    MrsLinda HB User
    Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi leia23 and welcome. Bursitis is caused by inflamation which in my opinion can be agrivated by PT. When I developed it in my newly replaced hip I refussed the shot and went with oral anti-inflamatories (at the time Bextra). I promised my dr. that if the pills didn't help then I'd take the shot. They did help and occasionally I get that "ache" but usually an Advill or two help.

    It's to my understanding that Bursitis is one of those things that never really goes away. You have flare ups. So shots, pills, PT all could only be temporary. I could be wrong.

    Did your Dr. recommend PT?

     
    Old 07-30-2005, 09:20 PM   #3
    legallyblondied
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Posts: 303
    legallyblondied HB User
    Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi Leia23 and Mrs. Linda.....Before I discovered that I would need a new hip
    because of hip osteoarthritis, I thought I might have iliopsoas bursitis since
    I knew from my physical therapist that I had an extremely shortened one and
    that is why I was having problems with my lower back and an anteriorly rotated pelvis. The streteching exercises for the psoas muscle has really
    helped my back but did nothing for my hip. I kept trying to tell myself that
    I had a bursitis and would not need eventually, a new hip.After much prod-
    ding, Kaiser gave me an MRI and it showed no signs of bursitis or tendinitis
    Darn. Anyway from what I understand, after a THR sometimes bursitis of
    the greater throcantor(spelling) can occur..there can be fluid built up in the
    bursa sac and the recommendations were rest, ice, and aspiration ot the fluid
    that is causing the inflammation. They also recommend NASIDS or cortisone.
    Personally, I would go along with Mrs. Linda and use advil or motrin and rest
    and try not to aggravate it. If it continued bothering me, Iwould have the
    fluid drained so it would go back to normal but I would not use cortisone or
    physical therapy if it is true bursitis....Just an opinion Hope you both feel
    better....Sincerely, Karen

     
    Old 08-19-2005, 06:21 PM   #4
    gram17
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    gram17's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Az
    Posts: 16
    gram17 HB User
    Angry Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi everyone, I saw the post today, and said wow, someone on that site always comes up with the help that I need. I had left THR 3/9/05, my sciatric nerve was "accidently" stretched and I have been left with "dropfoot", numbness on the left side of my calf, entire ankle, heal of foot, entire top of foot, but bless it can feel the rest of the sole of my foot.
    Had an emg done, and was told the nerve was regenerating itself and and that point was about level with the back of my knee. As of yesterday when I returned to my surgeon, the calf numbness has gone down approximately two inches, when I asked if I might expect it to reach my foot he said, hopefully in about 10 months.

    I have been having quite a bit of pain and soreness in the operated hip, behind the incision line and on the left buttock, was surprise, I was told I now have throcantor bursitis, and was offered the "SHOT" I have had those shots and opted out of it, and instead will try the PT.
    At times I am very down, didn't expect to have all these kinds of problems, I know other people and they just breezed through everything, my husband keeps telling me "be patient", but he's not inside my leg and foot, Walking is quite difficult, I must wear a brace support, otherwise the foot just floops when I try to walk, the brace does help but I get tired easily because of the weight of everything, I just want to "GET BETTER" faster.
    Thanks for listening

     
    Old 08-19-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
    gram17
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    gram17's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Az
    Posts: 16
    gram17 HB User
    Angry Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi everyone, I saw the post today, and said wow, someone on that site always comes up with the help that I need. I had left THR 3/9/05, my sciatric nerve was "accidently" stretched and I have been left with "dropfoot", numbness on the left side of my calf, entire ankle, heal of foot, entire top of foot, but bless it can feel the rest of the sole of my foot.
    Had an emg done, and was told the nerve was regenerating itself and and that point was about level with the back of my knee. As of yesterday when I returned to my surgeon, the calf numbness has gone down approximately two inches, when I asked if I might expect it to reach my foot he said, hopefully in about 10 months.

    I have been having quite a bit of pain and soreness in the operated hip, behind the incision line and on the left buttock, well to my surprise, I was told I now have throcantor bursitis, and was offered the "SHOT" I have had those shots and opted out of it, and instead will try the PT.
    At times I am very down, didn't expect to have all these kinds of problems, I know other people and they just breezed through everything, my husband keeps telling me "be patient", but he's not inside my leg and foot, Walking is quite difficult, I must wear a brace support, otherwise the foot just floops when I try to walk, the brace does help but I get tired easily because of the weight of everything, I just want to "GET BETTER" faster.
    Thanks for listening

     
    Old 08-24-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
    MrsLinda
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    MrsLinda's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Location: Bronx, New York, USA
    Posts: 305
    MrsLinda HB User
    Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi gram17 - I saw this post before I left for vacation and didn't have time to reply. I'm actually still on vacation using my husband's laptop. Can't type too good on this!!

    I'm curious about your "bursitis". I had my surgery 1 year ago and suddenly I have this "ache" in my buttock. And when I saw your post I wondered if I've developed the same type of bursitis. It's annoying; like a toothache in your butt. I don't have it all the time, but I've started my anti-inflamatories again.
    How did your doctor determine the problem? I'm thinking that if this doesn't go away I'm going to have to go and get it checked. Did the dr. say what caused this?

    I feel your frustration; I too have wondered if I ws the only one who didn't "breeze" throught he proceedure. I have problems lifting my leg up and over things and stairs are difficult at times. Granted I have no more arthritis pain, but I didn't expect to have problems stepping over things. Talk to you soon!

     
    Old 09-20-2005, 10:30 AM   #7
    gram17
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    gram17's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Az
    Posts: 16
    gram17 HB User
    Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hadn't been on lately, but in checking in today I saw the responses about the bursitis from others.
    1) When I went to the surgeon and told him about my pain(soreness) around the surgery area and he pressed on it I let out an ouch, and then we also discussed the soreness in my buttocks, he said I had bursitis and arranged for PT. What the PT has been doing is using heat, then ultrasound with medicated gel, I have had 10 treatments so far and most of the pain around the incision is gone, but the ache in the buttocks is still there, PT recommened two exercises, can't do other kinds due to the replacement.
    1) knees drawn up rock from side to side, getting as low as you can.
    2) put strap around knees (drawn up) leaving a little gap, and try to move knees apart, holding position for about 10 seconds. You will feel the pull in the affected buttocks area. Has it helped, well, yes and no. I think I'm sorer because of the exercise and the ache is now a little lower into the thigh area.
    I don't know, sometimes I wish I had never had the surgery even with all the pain I was in, I never expected it to turn out this way with so many other problems.
    I'm thankful I can walk (with limp/numbness/drop foot). I guess it really could be worse.
    Thanks for listening to me gripe.

     
    Old 09-21-2005, 04:19 AM   #8
    MrsLinda
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    MrsLinda's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Location: Bronx, New York, USA
    Posts: 305
    MrsLinda HB User
    Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi gram17 ~ good to see you!! With regards to the 2 exercises you do. Are you lying down? I don't really understand what you're doing for the first one ~ what do you mean "getting low as you can"?
    How about anti inflamatories? Did he/she prescribe one or just the PT? I'm sorry you're still in alot of pain. I'm doing better. The "butt" pain just comes and goes; mostly gone these days. I still get it but not as bad.

     
    Old 09-23-2005, 08:22 AM   #9
    gram17
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    gram17's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Az
    Posts: 16
    gram17 HB User
    Re: Hip Bursitis Does physical therapy work

    Hi Mrs. Linda, OK, with both exercises your are laying down (I do it on my bed) with legs drawn up twist from side to side lowering your knees as far as you can go, you will notice a pull on the buttocks muscle. Thanks for answering

    Last edited by gram17; 09-23-2005 at 08:22 AM.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis Flourish Knee & Hip Problems 21 09-02-2011 06:07 AM
    Trochanteric Bursitis right hip pain Knee & Hip Problems 10 07-21-2009 01:18 PM
    treatment for chronic bursitis not helping,awful pain Sheila1366 Pain Management 3 09-15-2007 11:29 AM
    bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, kenalog ezhbez Open to All Other Health Topics 4 12-16-2006 08:34 AM
    Hip Bursitis kelxxx Knee & Hip Problems 6 09-05-2006 03:52 PM
    Hip bursitis treatments jamia Arthritis 17 06-10-2005 04:53 PM
    Just diagnosed: Bursitis in Hip tkgoodspirit Arthritis 6 09-13-2004 12:51 AM
    Bursitis in the foot???? singer1 Foot & Ankle Problems 8 09-04-2004 06:16 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:54 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!