anyone have hip bursitis...and other questions...

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pmm73
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   Posted 7/12/2016 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I finally decided to get a cortisone injection in my hip for what seems to be bursitis. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm nervous and not sure what to expect but I can't handle this pain anymore. Is there a recovery time involved with the injection?

I'm also out of my prescription of Mobic - which has helped so much - and will talk with the doctor tonight about renewing or getting something else. What is the longest anyone has taken Mobic? What was the next step after that?

As always, thank you for your advice. Hope you are all feeling well. :)

Jmfancy
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   Posted 8/20/2016 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had bursitis of the hip for about 4 years now. I should have went to the Dr about it sooner but honestly thought it would go away as I just woke up one morning feeling it and it never went away. I had a cortisone injection back in April. It was wonderful for two weeks, then came back. I'm now in physio since April and It is slowly getting better. The physiotherapist uses ultrasound. electric pulses and functional dry needling. Normal acupuncture did it worse. But the dry needling (much longer needles with electro pulses seems to be helping it. I'm really giving the physio thing a good try. If it's not gone by October,. I will go back and have another cortisone injection. I'm told bursitis is very hard to get rid of.

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   Posted 8/22/2016 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I get Bursitis often and I finally gave in and got a steroid injection into it they did it via a ultra sound so knew where to put the injection , it did hurt but only for the last bit of of the needle, must admit I didn't get any relief for the first few days as it just hurt, then I don't know if it actually helped over the weeks or it got better by its self but about 3 weeks after the injection it started slowly getting better.
I have had steroid injections in other places that have worked very well so I guess its luck of the draw
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Lanie G
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   Posted 8/23/2016 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi pmm73, I have had bursitis in both hips a few times over the years. Steroid shots sometimes helped and sometimes didn't. Before they put the needle in, they will press around the area for the most painful spot (you'll know it when they find it!) and that's where they inject. I was also given an anti-inflammatory (etodolac) which helped.

Physical therapy the first few times really didn't do much until the very last time when ultra sound therapy was used along with certain exercises with an explanation as to how I was using an elliptical trainer the wrong way which caused the bursitis the last time. There are many websites that explain what exercises to do for hip bursitis, so you can look them over.

In addition to those three things (the shot, pills and the therapy), I found that Ultra Ben Gay really made it feel better although I don't think it affects the bursitis itself, only the pain. Ice packs also help tame the inflammation.

I know how painful it is, I hope you find some relief.
Lanie

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pmm73
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   Posted 8/25/2016 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for responding. The shot did help my hip BUT a few days later I was so sick with fever, chills, and overall muscle aches and bone pain. about a week after that, I was diagnosed with Lyme, not RA! So I guess the Lyme was reacting to the steroid. Hoping the bursitis doesn't come back because I don't think I can get the shots now. Hope you're all doing well and having a good day. :)
Tick bite in 2011, possibly earlier.
Diagnosed with Lyme 8/2016.
Positive for IgM 41, 38 and IgG 93/83,66, 58, 41, 30 and IgM and IgM/IgG AB

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   Posted 8/25/2016 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have learned that stretching and holding the stretch and some exercises to help flex all the muscles are very helpful. Having stronger muscles also helps protect our joints against injury so I also use hand weights. Anyway, here's the Mayo Clinic's site about bursitis. You'll notice that it does not mention heating pads because bursitis is inflammation and although we think that a heating pad makes us feel better, that's for muscle ache not bursitis. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bursitis/basics/definition/con-20015102

The reason I like BenGay Ultra is only because I think it makes my hip feel better but I know it's superficial. Tiger Balm and the Salopas Pads have the same ingredients. I tried Aspercreme but it didn't do anything for me.

So, read up as much as you can and be gentle with movements of the hip. If you were running, biking, etc. don't do it until you've got the bursitis under control and start out really slowly. And as I said, read up online about therapeutic exercises for bursitis.

Good luck with the Lyme! We have a great Lyme Forum here.
Lanie

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pmm73
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   Posted 8/26/2016 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Lanie! These entire site is wonderful! The people here and the Lyme Forum helped me get diagnosed and on the right path...I owe you all many, many thanks! Sending you all healing thoughts and prayers.
Tick bite in 2011, possibly earlier.
Diagnosed with Lyme 8/2016.
Positive for IgM 41, 38 and IgG 93/83,66, 58, 41, 30 and IgM and IgM/IgG AB

Cefuroxime 500 2x daily
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