Trochanteric Bursitis

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I have this and been told no cure, just pain killers, it might go away and then it might come back, not very helpful,

can anyone tell me what will help with the pain and not give me constipation,

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    My partner has recurring bursitis and yes, unfortunately it isnt curable but it is self determining, ie it does dissipate by itself.  How long that takes and how long the relief lasts is different from person to person and where the bursitis is located.  He uses ice packs - just a few minutes at a time otherwise you'll cause tissue damage (we use a bag of frozen peas as it can be moulded around the joint). Topical pain relief gels and creams can help too, and anti inflammatories.  Any swelling often takes longer to go than the pain however.  He avoids codeine based pain meds (cocodamol for example) as they cause such awful stomach issues.  If its really bad he takes tramadol late evening, which helps both with relieving the pain overnight and also relaxing the joint to prevent pain in the morning.   Unfortunately, youre stuck with it but it does ease off.

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      Yhanks for reply, have already had it all last summer and through till now, had a guided cortosone injection, did not last long, am going on the 'list' for another one, Never had tramadol, are you in the UK?

      Will have to go through the chemist shop again and see what creams I can find, will try the ice pack,

      thanks for help, cannot find any person I know who has had it.

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      Yes I'm in the UK.  Tramadol is an opioid painkiller, not sure what it would be marketed as in other countries. I think it is sometimes known as Ultram or similar.  It's not suitable for all as some people (myself included) get nauseous with it and its highly addictive so low dosage is recommended.  Dont both with something called Flexiseq - its overpriced and completely ineffective, except as maybe in those who believe the hype and convince themselves its working.  Any form of bursitis will ease off on its own eventually but may often return.  One of the joys of being human I guess sad

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      Sorry typo - should read 'dont bother' - must switch off predictive text......

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      Thanks, I am also in the UK, am so very much against taking any form of tablet, just think it is something that is just me, can't be helped.

      I was given from Doc a cream called Fenbid Gel, it feels very cold, but think it helps a bit, As you say, we just have to 'grin-and-bear-it'

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    Ouch it's painful.Have you tried reflexology? Its wonderful for arthritis, I have this every other week.Turmeric capsules from Holland & Barrett.Also drink pineapple juice very good for joints as is cherry juice.regards Amanda

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      Hi, don't think I can afford this, have been on turmeric and honey for a while, mix then put in hot drink,  must try more fruit juice's.

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    Depending you where you live you may be able to get low intensity or low level light therapy.  It's usually offered by physiotherapists orchiropractors and is not the same as the little hand held laser wands that are often sold for home treatments.  It aids in reducing inflammation and promoting healing of the injured tissues.

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      Sounds great, don't think it is in my part of the world, I am very country,

      was thinking of a Tenns Machine.

      PS, how do you get spell check on here??

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      There is no edit button.  We all wish there were.  I usually proofread except when in a hurry, and I always miss something! frown

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      Have been using Fenbid Gel for a couple of days now, don't know if it is all in the mind, or if it works, or if it is the time for my burser to have a rest, but it does seem easier, so now got to ask for the larger tube of Fenbid cream from Doc's.

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    During my total hip replacement on both hips the doc removed the sca of fluid causing bursitis. 

    Hopexxx

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      Should read the doc remove the sac filled fluid causing ....

      need edit button!

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      also a few tips to help. PT CAN BE VERY HELPFUL.

      Apply these basic rules when performing activities:

      Take it slow at first and gradually build up your activity level. 

      Use limited force and limited repetitions. 

      Stop if unusual pain occurs. 

      Avoid repetitive activities that put stress on the hips. Lose weight if you need to. Get a properly fitting shoe insert for leg length differences. Maintain strength and flexibility of the hip muscles. Use a walking cane or crutches for a week or more when needed.

      Hopexxx

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      Thanks for all that have taken note, just wish it was possable to operate and take it out, at the moment it is easier, hope it is the cream,
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      Just to let you know at appears my bursitus pain has gone but now I have the most awful lower back pain,

      I am trying to blame it on 'old-age'  just waiting for that to go now,

      thanks for help.

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      Ann,

      Its not just old age. It could be arthritis and can be treated . Today there is a a lot more choices for arthritis treatments. 

      See a spine specialist back xrays meds . Hope you can find the best spine specialist to help you .

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