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Suggest treatment for hip pain and bursitis

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Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016
Question: I have been diagnosed with bursitis in my hip. I have hip pain (cannot lie on that side) and the pain extends down to my ankle. The range of motion is limited on that side. I have received one injection of cortisone and advised to return for a second if the pain continues. The injection only seemed to provide relief for about one or two days so I am not inclined to have the second. Does massage therapy provide any relief? What other options are there? Thank you for any assistance you might provide.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
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Hello and welcome

Your concern is appreciated

Bursa is fluid filled sac that act as coution between tendons etc. It can be inflammed causing pain . It can also get infected for wich antibiotics is necessary in the treatment, fluid drainge is also done from the bursa, cortisone injection provide quick relief, non infected bursitis can be treated with rest , ice , prevented by weight reduction, using comfortable foot wear, correcting your posture avoiding exercise on inclined sufaces etc. It gets relieved with in a week or two with treatment usually.
The fact that you has stenosis and the pain is from hip to ankle so it can be due to nerve compression for that u need to do MRI spine. Although surgery can be offered after assesing the degree of compression but main stay of treatment is anti inflammator meds like NSAIDs because in half of cases there is still residual pain after surgery .
For GI protection you can take PPIs simultaneously with it.

Hope it helps
Thanks.

wishing you best of health

Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action

Dr. M.S Khalil
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Brief Answer: Explained Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome Your concern is appreciated Bursa is fluid filled sac that act as coution between tendons etc. It can be inflammed causing pain . It can also get infected for wich antibiotics is necessary in the treatment, fluid drainge is also done from the bursa, cortisone injection provide quick relief, non infected bursitis can be treated with rest , ice , prevented by weight reduction, using comfortable foot wear, correcting your posture avoiding exercise on inclined sufaces etc. It gets relieved with in a week or two with treatment usually. The fact that you has stenosis and the pain is from hip to ankle so it can be due to nerve compression for that u need to do MRI spine. Although surgery can be offered after assesing the degree of compression but main stay of treatment is anti inflammator meds like NSAIDs because in half of cases there is still residual pain after surgery . For GI protection you can take PPIs simultaneously with it. Hope it helps Thanks. wishing you best of health Please consult your doctor before taking any further course of action Dr. M.S Khalil