Patient Comments: Hip Bursitis - Treatment

What was your hip bursitis treatment?

Comment from: Terry, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 26

I'm 48 years old and was recently diagnosed with bursitis in my right hip. Originally, I thought it was a flare up of sciatica that I had a number of years ago. I'm so glad I came to this site, because I thought I was overly fixated on the pain. Now I know that the pain is as extreme as I thought it was. I'm starting the anti-inflammatories this week, so hopefully that'll help. It feels like I have a golf ball attached to the inside of my hip. The pain wakes me up in the middle of the night when I turn over.

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Comment from: Hootmama, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 19

I am a 34 year old female that is not overweight at all and fairly healthy. I started having bad shoulder and hip pain a few months ago. I finally got diagnosed with bursitis and the doctor gave me a cortisone injection in each hip. It was very painful the first two days but the relief now is amazing.

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Comment from: love to hike, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 14

I have hip bursitis and ilitibial band syndrome on my left hip. My orthopedic doctor prescribed me anti-inflammatory patches and I'm seeing a massage therapist along with a sports injury doctor. We are using different methods to help the bursitis. After 3 months, I am feeling so much better and I'm able to sleep on my left side.

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Comment from: IGdoglover, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 14

I have had sever right hip pain for 4 years now. I first had a surgeon resurface my hip joint because I thought Ihad a cyst and spurs. It took me a year to get over that surgery in the hope of being pain free. Now the pain is much worse and is in both hips. Now they say I have bursitis on both sides. I have done everything including pills, shots, rehab, homeopathic, massage, you name I have tried it. I can't live the life I want walking with crutches.

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Comment from: Bruce, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 07

I am a male who works out 5-6 days a week. I lift weights (pretty heavy for my age), do stretch band work and cardio. I wish to report that after a life-time of relatively pain-free workouts, I decided to give spin class a shot. It totally screwed up my hip. I am now resting from all the cardio and leg strength training for a week to 10 days. I refuse to say you shouldn't do spin classes but be aware it's not for everyone. If you're in shape, no matter your age and after a spin class your hip(s) bother you, stop immediately. It is not worth it. One exercise does not fit all.

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Comment from: dendrology, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I have had bursitis in my right hip for about 4 years. Nothing I have done in the past has helped until I started massage therapy twice a week. The therapist applies kinesiology tape on my hip, and I am pain free for the week. It is a totally drug free treatment. It allows me to do my exercises to stretchen the IT band. If I miss my appointment it returns as the tape is good for about 6 days. It is miraculous stuff. This bursitis will not go away until I get my knee operated on, but will have to wait until I retire as I can't afford the recovery time.

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Comment from: Katie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

My pain started about a year ago. For me the worse pain is in the front of my thighs. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with bursitis. I have been going to Physical Therapy for the 2 weeks but it does not seem to help.

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Published: October 09

I am a 62 year old female runner. I had a sudden onset of trochanteric bursitis when I was cutting back on my running due to the summer heat in Florida. Don't know what caused it, but seemed to not be an overuse injury. Symptoms were a searing, burning pain in the hip not relieved by ice or heat. I started rehapping on my own with the foam roller and the stick, continuing ice and hot jacuzzi therapy. It started to get better, but not fast enough for me, so I saw an orthopedic doctor and he confirmed that it was bursitis and suggested I could get a cortisone shot. I declined the shot after I was told that my current course of self therapy was the exact thing I should be doing. It took about a month of faithful rolling and walking rather than running, but it worked, and I have now started running again pain free. Unfortunately now I have five pounds to lose and I'm struggling to run consecutive miles. But that is fine as long as that horrible pain is gone.

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