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Hi all. I've had a hip problem for a few years now and it recently got really bad. From what little my physiotherapists (yes, I have two because my first one rn out of ideas) can gather, I have muscle weakness in my glutes, maybe some tightness in my hip adductors, inflammation and I'm guessing probably tendinitis or some such condition in my hip flexors, impingement somewhere (snapping hip), and trochanteric bursitis.
I've been on curcumin for a while since taking ibuprofen every day for months was obviously giving me stomach ulcers. I've now been given Naproxen as well. Of course, I had to specifically ask for it, just like i had to ask for an x-ray. I actually asked for an MRI but they said no.
Anyway, my question is if anyone has found anything that is particularly useful in reduction of pain or swelling? Is it better to lie down or sit upright in a chair? I'm not allowed to cross my legs anymore lol, physio's orders. I generally have to build myself a throne of cushions to even remotely be able to relax, so if anyone has any tricks for relaxing and resting musles, I'd appreciate it.
I'm very gradually getting my treatments sorted, but it's the regular home life that I just feel like I have no way of dealing with. Does anyone have any kind of routine? Mobility aids? Cold therapy or epsom salts? Just looking for any ideas.
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