Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:01 PM
So now, I've got some pain when I run.
So, anyone have some magic cures apart from the stretching? I'm going to ice it every day and stretch as much as possible. The physio says I might need an ultrasound and possibly an injection *gulp*. Anyone had the injection?
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:08 PM
Unfortunately there are no magic cures... I had a bit of hip bursitis earlier this year and I found that Nurofen Plus helped keep the inflammation down so that I could walk normally... but this isn't a long term cure!!
Have a search on the message boards, there is another thread on hip bursitis that I started a while back - could have some handy hints there...
It's worth having it checked by an osteopath or someone that can check your alignment and gait - you could be off centre slightly and it could be causing your hip to become inflamed - which is what bursitis is - inflammation of the bursa (fluid sacs) that cushion the hip. I'd certainly seek a 2nd opinion before I let someone jab a needle in me (but that could just be me, I hate needles!)
Also worth cutting back on the running a little bit until the inflammation goes away - perhaps do shorter runs (eg, 30mins) on flat ground rather than going out for long hard runs.
Good luck, let us know how you get on... but worth exploring all avenues first!
The Naughty One
;) ;) ;)
Posted 17 September 2003 - 07:13 PM
Posted 17 September 2003 - 07:55 PM
DR JH is correct as usual! :rolleyes:
I'm now going to see what he has to say about the 'stretching' post... it's a topic I'm very interested to read about.
Posted 18 September 2003 - 06:02 PM
I have never heard of this method before. A runner in our club possibly suffers from hip bursitis and had physio for a fair while yet this treatment was never suggested to her.
Does anyone know who can do this in the Newcastle area or if necessary in Sydney.
I've never had this injury but after seeing the effect it has had on my friend then I hope I never get it.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:22 PM
I've read this entry with interest. I've had bursitis in my left hip for about 8 months now. I did the physio strengthening and stretches for a few months, now have oethotics and finally the cortisone injection, (not ultra-sound guided.) Every time I've gone back to running it starts to inflame again. I haven't run for two months or so now and have been stretching/strengthening the ITB and recently icing the area. While it seems to be improving, it's still there. Help!
Does anyone have any further suggestions. Will having the cortison injection guided by ultra-sound make it more accurate?
Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:28 PM
I haven't had as much problem as before. I found that shortening my stride and constant stretching have helped but I would say that it certainly hasn't gone away. I would call it "manageable".
I still need to ice it fairly regularly though.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:25 PM
Thanks for the info.
P.S. Can you recommend any good radiologists in Sydney.
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Posted 02 July 2005 - 05:00 PM
I'm having an MRI scan done in a few days, but does anyone have any other suggestions? I'd really appreciate and feedback I can get.
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 01:50 AM
I know Allan Boys in Newcastle who is a fellow of the Australian Academy of podiatric Sports Medicine. His practice is the Newcastle Family & Sports Podiatry 51 Denison Street, Hamilton 4961 4411. He should be able to help.
You should have significant improvement within a month and resolution within two months otherwise you need to try another form of treatment. 2 years is too long for any injury. I would always reccomend you exhaust conservative treatments like orthotics before trying invasive methods such as injections.
Posted 02 June 2006 - 12:41 AM