Patient Comments: Hip Bursitis - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with hip bursitis?

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I am 29 years old and was just diagnosed with bursitis and I am in so much pain it ain't funny. I can't walk and I can hardly bend, sit, nothing without pain shooting up and down my leg and into my back, it is driving me nuts. I have four kids and so great full for them because even though they are only 12, 9, 8, 4, they help me so much all the time. I am taking pain meds which barley help and it's so hard to sleep and I just don't know what to do. I wake up in tears because the pain is so bad and I have my kids trying to confront me and I am great full to have an awesome doctor who is helping me threw everything, I will not do shots cause they do NOT WORK PERIOD.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: bluedoor, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 13

I am 78 year old curmudgeon with a reasonably low pain threshold. I had my right hip replaced in 2000. My left in 2002. 2006 left knee replacement. Now April 2011, for no apparent reason, my right hip hurts a lot. I see my ortho and he says bursitis .For the past three days my pain has been the worst.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Susan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I have had hip bursitis for 2 years. Steroid injection one side with an hour's relief. Not advised to rest, used ice so I could return to work same day. Now both hips are affected, ibuprophen gives some relief but can't take more than 10 daily or else I'll have an upset stomach. I have osteoporosis, so I'm also limited to a number of steroid injections! Walking up stairs or uphill is too painful (can't exercise)! I'm not overweight but living like this is terrible.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Jodi, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

I am a 22 year old female. A bit young to be diagnosed with bursitis of both of my hips right? My right hip is far worse then my left. I don't know how I developed bursitis. About 5 months ago in November I overdosed on opiates and woke up in the hospital in excruitating pain. I felt as though I was in a car wreck. I recieved xrays, as well as an MRI and soon after was diagnosed by a team of doctors with bursitis of the hips. The doctors assumed I developed it from laying in one position for too long while unconcious after my overdose. I can't walk far distances, sit indian style or simply put on a pair of jeans without feeling the stiff pain in my hips. At first I couldn't lay on either hip while sleeping and even sitting for long periods of time became difficult. My hips feel swollen on both sides, and also feel stiff.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Published: March 21

I'm 24 years old, very active, and tired of the pain. Mine began because of the way that I sleep. I have slept on my left side for years. I have had the injections and I really am against them. I was wondering if there was a surgery that was possible, but I don't want to create more problems for myself. There is no pain in my right hip but then again I don't sleep on that hip. Just waiting for some relief!

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: BUSYGRANNY, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

I am a 64 year old female. I have suffered with hip bursitis for over 5 years. The odd thing about me is, I developed the bursitis at the same time in both hips. When the pain gets worse, it gets worse in both hips. I seem to be better working (I am on my feet all day) than not doing anything. My pain is worse when I wake up in the morning. I can't lay any way in the bed I have to get up to get relief. My pain now goes all across the lower back. I have had shots a couple of times but that doesn't last long. I just take Tylenol and tough it out.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Bev, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I enjoy your site and have used it as a reference for many problems and medical advisc. Your information on hip bursitis was very helpful. I just had back surgery with rods and bone graft in L3-L4 and L4-L5, that appears to have been helpful, but, with the pain in my hip, now! I am not really happy, but, I did get a cortisone shot which did help some, think I made need another. Your information was extremely helpful. Thanks again.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: marine13, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

I have had bursitis in my right hip for 30 years. Six years ago I also got it in my left. I take ibupropen, get cortisone injections every 3 months, exercises, swim, am not overweight and just plain hurt every day. When the weather is bad the bursitis is worst. I also have non-hodkins lymphomas, which may have a bearning on this. It seems that when the lymphoma is acting up the bursitis is worst. I am only 58 now so it is not at all a pleasant way to live. I am sure though, that things could be worse.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Hip Bursitis - Describe Your Experience Question: Please describe your experience with hip bursitis.
Hip Bursitis - Treatment Question: What was your hip bursitis treatment?
Hip Bursitis - Prognosis Question: What is the prognosis for your hip bursitis?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!