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    Old 03-27-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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    i have bursitis in my left hip area. i have read up on this and wonder what i can do for exercise. i walk on the treadmill at the gym and that aggravates it. i use ice and stretching and ibuprofen but it seems to flair up all the time now. any suggestions would be appreciated. God bless

     
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    Old 03-27-2007, 01:27 PM   #2
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    Re: bursitis in hip

    I damage the bursa on my left hip. To make a long story short. It took from March 21 to Spt 21 free from pain. I had 2 steroids shots. One Dr. didn't know what was wrong and finally refer me to his assoicate and within 5 min or less he knew what the problem was. PT made it worse. That when I had the shots. weeks apart.
    I don't know if this would be the same thing or not, but that's what helped me.
    I had horrible pain and got worse because of the length of time to find what to do for it.
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    Old 03-30-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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    Re: bursitis in hip

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    i have bursitis in my left hip area. i have read up on this and wonder what i can do for exercise. i walk on the treadmill at the gym and that aggravates it. i use ice and stretching and ibuprofen but it seems to flair up all the time now. any suggestions would be appreciated. God bless
    Hi, I get bursitis in my hip as well (following THR in Oct. 2003) It seems the more I use it, the more I get bursitis. I have had it so bad my entire leg swelled up (apparently the bursa was pressing on my artery) That was resolved by an outpatient procedure called "computer guided floroscopy" (I think) where they take a fluid sample(to look for bacteria) from the hip capsule and then injected some kind of steroid directly into the capsule. Along with oral steroid RX, it did get better. The bursitis does come back, but now I recognize the signs and if I deal with it early enough, it does get better. These steps have helped me...so far!
    1. REST!!! REST!!! REST!!!
    2. Hot shower beating on the hip.
    3. antiiflamatory meds (whatever you take for arthritis...I was on Bextra, which was great, but it is off the market, so now I take Mobic (both are Rx's) some people do well on obver the counter meds like Advil
    4. buy some of those little 8 hour disposable hotpads, they come 3 in a pack.....really cheap....and work great....be creative and put it on your exact hip pain area any way you can. I had a PT friend say that you can alternate between ice and heat every 20 minutes....so far just heat has worked well for me. I wear the 8 hr thing for 8 hours! Godd luck, let me know if this helps?

     
    Old 03-30-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
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    Re: bursitis in hip

    thanks for the replies. i hesitate to get any shots because my husband had shots in the knee and 2 weeks later had an infection and the docs wanted to take his bursa out. i will try the heat. so far i have read cold and that is what i used. it numbed the area for awhile. thanks again. God bless

     
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    Old 03-31-2007, 02:02 AM   #6
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    Re: bursitis in hip

    hello marian. i think i know you from elsewhere on these boards (menopause).
    i've had both hips resurfaced, but initially i was treated for bursitis with injections. i don't believe i ever had bursitis, but because the ball of my hip joint didn't show much deterioration on x-ray i think that's what it was assumed to be. it took about 18 months of scans, x-rays and procedures under anaesthetic before they finally decided it was actually the ball joint causing the pain.
    not saying this is the case with you, just something worth bearing in mind.

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    Old 04-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #7
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    thanks to all of you. yes sue, i am on that board and alot of others. getting older isn't for sissies. i may end up trying the shots. the doc gave me an antiinflammatory shot in the butt in nov when this first started and it seemed to help. just not thrilled about deeper shots. glad to know that you found the source of your problems. God bless

     
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