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Bursitis

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NanaNina Sat 19-Mar-16 00:19:50

Has anyone had this - mine is in my hip. Apparently we have bursites in hips, elbows, shoulders and bursitis is inflammation. It's really painful and I can barely walk. I've seen my GP and she's arranging a cortisol injection. I've had it for 3 months and it's just got worse. She says to rest it but I have to move!

Bombaybunty Sat 19-Mar-16 00:41:55

I've had it for years.

I've had several injections which reduced the pain for a short time. The only thing that really helped was intensive physio. I had a regime of exercises and it has improved greatly. I'm now able to lie on my affected side and the pain is reduced to a dull ache.

KurriKurri Sat 19-Mar-16 22:18:57

I've got it in my elbow, had it about a year - it feels like a big lump, - I keep mentioning it to the doc, but he just says it's bursitis and to take anti inflammatories. It's not too bad at the moment but gets very sore if I do anything like knitting, or carrying shopping bags, and it is painful if I press it. It shows no sign of going away.

I think it would be very sore on your hip - it's easier for me to rest my arm.

NanaNina Sat 19-Mar-16 23:16:08

Thanks for replies. I think someone else said that the injection only helped for a short time and if that's the case I'll go to a physio.

Yes Kurri it IS very sore! In a way I am to blame because I've had it since last autumn but it wasn't too bad, but it's really difficult to walk, very painful. I can't take anti inflammatories because of other meds that I'm on for depression. DP had it in his elbow some years ago and it eventually cleared up of its own accord.

ICJump Sun 20-Mar-16 01:35:10

I have it, steroids, physio and padded shoes have helped. It's not 100% better but getting there. I think for me I need to loose several stone to finnally be pain free

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