Hip bursitis

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Hello all. I have left hip brusitis, and have had the shots, and medications, nothing seem to be working. The pain is constant, and shooting down my left leg. I contacted doctor to see about surgery. I am so tired of the pain. This has literally taken over lying life. Even if the chances of reducing the pain is only 50%, I am willing to have just a little relief. Has anyone felt this way? How long is the recovery? I have a very physical job, that requires walking, kneeling, bending, etc for up to 12 hours a day. At this point I can't get a good night sleep, stand, sit, or walk for long periods of time. I have become very frustrated.

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    Hi Jon.  I’m sorry I don’t have any answers for you.  I would like to know what your symptoms were when it first started.  I have been having hip pain off and on for the past few months.  Thanks.  

    I hope you get the relief you need

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    Jon, there is a good article about this subject here on Patient. Hope you can get some good info from it. https://patient.info/health/hip-problems/greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome-trochanteric-bursitis

    "Greater trochanteric pain syndrome used to be called trochanteric bursitis. This was because the pain was thought to be coming from an inflamed bursa that lies over the greater trochanter. A bursa is a small sac filled with fluid which helps to allow smooth movement between two uneven surfaces. There are various bursae in the body and they can become inflamed due to various reasons.

    However, research suggests that most cases of greater trochanteric pain syndrome are due to minor tears or damage to the nearby muscles, tendons or fascia, so that an inflamed bursa is an uncommon cause. So, rather than the term trochanteric bursitis, the more general term, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, is now preferred."

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    Hey Jon- going through the same thing right now and am totally depressed by it dictating my life.

    How long have you had it for? I'm currently trying to find a doctor that is able to do this type of procedure. I guess its uncommon.

  • Posted

    You might be interested in the following discussion in the PMR Forum:

    New comment in Pmr and bursitis vs. tendonitis




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