Anyone have chronic hip pain, gets worse w physical activity, but still pain at rest, tried cortisone shots, Advil even medical marijuana, I am still in pain, I go to an orthopedic in a few weeks but need relief now, any suggestions would help, pain is in hip and bum , not sciatica , and muscle spasms at times
Thanks for your help
@A MyLupusTeam Member Back from the orthopedic today and his conclusion is bursitis as well. He said the xray was clean and good and that my description of the pain was spot on for bursitis for a female non-athlete with wide hips. LOL. He was respectful when he said it and it was in response to how I didn't understand why I have it! He said women with wide hips are the second most frequent patients with bursitis behind athletes and that non-athletic men rarely get it.
His advice to me was to use my foam roller right on the site where the pain is two to three times a day for the next 4-6 weeks and I should start to feel relief and even be able to resume my yoga practice and regular activity. He said foam rolling the tendon seems counterintuitive but is what his patients report to be the best treatment. He said once it starts to go away I should start to foam roll it again immediately 2-3 times a day until the pain subsides again.
According to him, bursitis is the bane of his existence, there is no cure and is THE most frustrating thing he treats in his office and that no two patients react the same to the different treatments out there for it. The best thing to do is to play around with the treatments (shots, stretches, icing, rest, anti-inflammatories, PT, rolling) and see what works best for me.
I know this is a lot of information but I wanted to share it all with you! So off I go to roll! It's gonna hurt!!!!!
Thanks @A MyLupusTeam Member for getting back to me I appreciate it . I assume that's what I have I have wide hips and was an athlete. Still trying be too lol.
I have just been diagnosed with Lupus and have been complaining of hip pain for over a year now. Gets much worse with physical activity and lifting weights. I have gone to physical therapy which makes it much better, but comes back as soon as I start getting active again. Also see a chiropractor on a regular basis. My Dr. seems to think the hip pain is not related to the Lupus but I don't believe him, I think it is. Getting ready to start meds this week and I hope it helps with my hip pain. I also have knee pain off and on particularly in my right knee, and I deal with restless leg constantly. I have been dealing with this for years with no diagnosis till now. hate that the diagnosis is Lupus, but relieved I wasn't crazy and I have answers.
I also have the problem with hip pain. My rheumatologist told me it was probably bursitis which can go along with connective tissue diseases. It gets worse with activity but light warmth (too hot is not good if you are heat sensitive like me) and rest is the only thing that helps me. I never know when it will show up but as I get older it's more often. I've had xrays and it's not arthritis.
I also have pain in both knees and got 2 otc inexpensive elastic knee support braces I wear that help some. Also tried an otc rub with lidocaine that my pain Dr recommended and it helped too until I reacted to it. I get worse with exercise and I dearly miss lifting weighs to stay in shape but like you I'm glad to finally understand what it is and not be told it's all in my head and feel like I'm crazy. I've had it many years with no answers till 1 & 1/2 years ago. No restless leg although when I hurt I'm really restless trying to deal with it.
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