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How can pain in the hips that is not allowing any pressure to be applied on the leg be treated?

HI, I ve been having Hip pain, getting much worse through the month. NOw can t put weight on that leg. I went to ER Saturday. TOok X-ray, Dr treating me for BURSITIS, but said she doesn t know what it is. I can t get in to see the Orthopedic Dr until next week. DOes it sound like Bursitis? I felt ok this morning, now I m in severe pain. What should I be doing until I see Dr? thank you!
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
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Dear patient
one of the reason for acute hip pain may be bursitis but better investigation is ultrasound of hip to diagnose bursitis. Treatment for bursitis is rest and anti inflammatory medications like diclofenac 50 mg twice a day. Traction to involved leg is also advised with ankle traction belt. Antibiotic like cefixime 200 mg twice a day for 5 days should be taken. Visit to orthopedic surgeon is recommended. Mri is very sensitive and specific for diagnosis of hip pathology. hope this is useful.
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How can pain in the hips that is not allowing any pressure to be applied on the leg be treated?

Dear patient one of the reason for acute hip pain may be bursitis but better investigation is ultrasound of hip to diagnose bursitis. Treatment for bursitis is rest and anti inflammatory medications like diclofenac 50 mg twice a day. Traction to involved leg is also advised with ankle traction belt. Antibiotic like cefixime 200 mg twice a day for 5 days should be taken. Visit to orthopedic surgeon is recommended. Mri is very sensitive and specific for diagnosis of hip pathology. hope this is useful.