Patient Comments: Hip Bursitis - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with hip bursitis?

Comment from: Babz, 55-64 Female Published: February 18

I've had bursitis for 6-8 months now and received one cortisone shot but it now seems to be on the other side. I can't explain the pain exactly and it always seems to be in my back but when I sleep I can tell it's on my side. I'm only 55 years old and this seems strange.

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Comment from: june, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I am a 49 year old woman not overweight and active with walking and a bit of swimming. Golf once a week until my hip started to hurt as well. 3 years ago my right leg had extreme pain eventually went away. Then three months ago waking up in the night when I lay on my right hip, sore when I walked and a little hot to the touch. Voltaren didn't really work paracetamol seemed ok ended up with a pillow between my legs and a cushion under my hip and it seems better. Ultrasound diagnosis so hopefully it will resolve for another 3 years.

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Comment from: dlp, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

My hip bursitis really started bothering me about 4 months ago, I had started doing banquet and waitress serving and that really seemed to aggravate it. By the time my shift was over I could barely walk to the car and then getting out was even worse. Had to take a hot bath which helped relieve the stiffness and pain. I have not been doing that kind of work but still having pain especially going up and down stairs and sleeping at night. I am going to try the cortizone injection and hope that it helps along with the physical therapy wish me luck I hope this works!

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Comment from: JMM, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I am 33 and I have hip bursitis in both hips for 4 years now. My hip bursitis started off as a mild ache when I would lie on one side, with referral pain down into my knees. It grew until I was unable to climb stairs or even walk without hobbling. I finally found a doctor willing to listen to me and referred me to a Rheumatologist who started me on cortisone injections; I just had my third round. The pain from the hip bursitis prevents me from sleeping well, walking, exercising basically from living. I'm on anti-inflammatory and have found they knock the edge off. The most effective treatment I have found is ice packs. Unfortunately I can't walk around with them strapped to me!

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Published: January 31

I am a 58 year old female and I developed severe pain in my left hip after foot surgery on my right foot. I did wear a boot for an extended period of time for the surgery. Sleeping is almost nonexistent and walking after sitting is terrible. I have had many injections, large doses of anti-inflammatories and have done physical therapy. I guess my next step is the surgery but I am hesitant.

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Comment from: R.N. in Ct., 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 28

2 years ago I awoke after a night of dancing and found that when I put my feet on the floor to get up to stand I felt like someone had taken a bat to my hips. Flurbiprofen 100mg was like magic. Now just a week ago it is very painful, feels like a burning pain in the lateral hip area-radiating around across the IT band and buttocks and into the lateral lT thigh. After reading other stories I hope that I don't have long term symptoms like some people.

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Comment from: Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I first experienced bursitis in my hip in early 1983 after sleeping in a hospital recliner for a few nights. I woke up late one night in so much pain that I could bearly move. The pain was in the back of my left hip and ached in my groin area. I was given anti-inflamatory medications, which did not help much. But I was also told to use heat, which helped immensely. I have had symptoms several times since then, always in winter, but use heat to nip it before it gets bad. I have the same pain now, and x-rays did not reveal any problems with lower spine or any breakage. I still have not been diagnosed with it again, but the symptoms are very much the same. Heat and anti-inflammatories are beginning to help.

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Comment from: Humble63, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I experienced sharp pain when trying to lie on my side dull aching pain the rest of the time. I put this down to my herniated discs in my lumbar region. When I went to my absolutely incredible physiatrist 3 weeks ago he asked me how long my hip had hurt before I even mentioned it. He gave me a steroid injection and it was magic. Of course it was numb right away because of the lidocaine but when that wore off the pain was still gone and hasn't returned.

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