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I have tronchoteric bursitus, most likely caused by my spine and skeletal misalignment problems.

If this is your problem, you will be very tender when you press on the hip area. When I get up from sitting, even for a short time, it hurts, usually until I've walked a little.

In my case, I suffered with it intermittently for 5 years before being diagnosed. Ibuprofen usually helped but several months ago it got so bad that I couldn't put any weight on my foot, not even if I just used the big toe when walking.

My doctor gave me a steriod injection, and after 3 days of making things worse, it worked like a charm. It only lasted 3 months though. When I told him that it had worn off, he said that if the pain got totally unbearable to come back and he would do another injection but I couldn't have too many because they ruin the cartilage.

About this same time, our local YMCA opened a beautiful aquatic center with 3 pools, one of them being a therapy pool. I have been going several times a week and stretching and working out in the warm therapy pool. One thing that helps a lot is the hand held jet they have there. I just run it up and down over the entire hip for several minutes. This is something you could do with an adjustable shower head, also. I also use their underwater treadmill. So far, I have been able to keep the pain at bay.

I hope this helps.
Quote from KathyIL:
I have tronchoteric bursitus, most likely caused by my spine and skeletal misalignment problems.

If this is your problem, you will be very tender when you press on the hip area. When I get up from sitting, even for a short time, it hurts, usually until I've walked a little.

In my case, I suffered with it intermittently for 5 years before being diagnosed. Ibuprofen usually helped but several months ago it got so bad that I couldn't put any weight on my foot, not even if I just used the big toe when walking.

My doctor gave me a steriod injection, and after 3 days of making things worse, it worked like a charm. It only lasted 3 months though. When I told him that it had worn off, he said that if the pain got totally unbearable to come back and he would do another injection but I couldn't have too many because they ruin the cartilage.

About this same time, our local YMCA opened a beautiful aquatic center with 3 pools, one of them being a therapy pool. I have been going several times a week and stretching and working out in the warm therapy pool. One thing that helps a lot is the hand held jet they have there. I just run it up and down over the entire hip for several minutes. This is something you could do with an adjustable shower head, also. I also use their underwater treadmill. So far, I have been able to keep the pain at bay.

I hope this helps.


:wave: Been there done that. But I can't stand the fumes from the chlorine in the bleach so no pool for me.
However I have located the world's nicest Chiropractor and he has succeeded in doing away with my Bursitis pain. Really it's now just an tiny echo of what it was.
Of course, I'm commited forever to seeing him and doing the wobbler stretches he suggested because he can't actually stop the spinal bending he can only slow it down, keep the joints aligned as good as possible and keep the muscles in better shape, but it's so nice to have the 24/7 hip Bursitis pain GONE.;)

It's true that I had it for a long long time but family problems made me put off seeing the Dr.
when I fianlly couldn't stand it anymore I went.
X-ray was negative.
But an MRI report said Greater Torcantic Bursitis
That's why I suggested Bursitis since the OP's Xray was negative.