Hip Bursitis

Gracie

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Messages
61,433
Reaction score
18,880
Points
2,290
Location
Wandering Nomad
Um. Ok. I told the doc at todays visit that I have a hard time walking the dogs any more because of the pain in my left hip. And I gained weight. :(
Probably because it hurts too much to walk like I used to. Sigh.
Anyway, I said "it's the RA, ain't it?" and he leaned over, poked a finger on my thigh and I hollered OUCH!! How the hell did he know where to poke? All along the side of my thigh it is sore but where he poked...it was like a knife. He said "Bursitis of the hip".
He also said I might have to go to another doc and get a steroid shot in my hip. I said "oh HAYELL no", so he said it would just get worse and I said fine. So it gets worse.

Meanwhile, I googled it..or rather Bing'd it since Google is hiccuping big time tonight, and saw a few exercizes I could do myself without a damn needle poking me. And I might try some Aleve since it is supposedly better than my precious Advils I haven't taken in forever.

So anyone here know about Hip Bursitis? I had it on my elbow a few years ago and it went away. Maybe it will on my hip area, too?
 
OP
Gracie

Gracie

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Messages
61,433
Reaction score
18,880
Points
2,290
Location
Wandering Nomad
Meanwhile, I am going to take Karma in the car tomorrow and find a place without HILLS. I live on a damn hill so getting down it is a piece of cake. Getting back up it to come home is another story. I refuse to be helpless. So..help me! Any suggestions on how to make this problem go away?
 

MHunterB

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2012
Messages
7,209
Reaction score
1,956
Points
153
I was going to comment that bursitis in any joint is a real PITA - but particularly when it's the hip...... I've had 'tennis elbow' and such, which yes lasted for close to 6 months.

If you can't walk 'on land' - try going to a pool and walking up & down one of the 'lanes' for a few minutes each day. Then go soak in the hot tub for a bit : ))

That 'little bit' of exercise might help you with the weight loss, too. Good luck to you : ))
 

Tank

Gold Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
18,809
Reaction score
2,627
Points
280
Take the steroid shot, you will feel much better
 
OP
Gracie

Gracie

Diamond Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Messages
61,433
Reaction score
18,880
Points
2,290
Location
Wandering Nomad
I plan to go down to the springs and walk karma there. All level ground, no hills.
I had it on my elbow too and refused the shot. It went away after about 3 months. The hip? That is going to probably take much longer. And I gotta get this weight off. The more weight on my ankles, the more pain in my joints. Thank goodness I didn't gain a helluvalot. I am about 15 lbs overweight so I gotta get to walking again..even if I have to stop and take breaks often.
 

Tank

Gold Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
18,809
Reaction score
2,627
Points
280
Take the shot, if you don't feel better don't take it anymore
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top