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Trochanteric bursitis

cat88cat88 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2019 in Dealing with chronic pain
Hi guys, I've recently been diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis with a possible gluteal tear? I've been practically bed bound for the last year but feel I've had these symptoms for a few years that were missed because I also have a failed fusion and sijd and the pain was always put down to that. It's been hell! My physio called me yesterday and told me I have Cartlidge changes in my hip and soft tissue damage, he couldn't say anymore as he's not a radiologist but it was to reassure me I wasn't going insane (I swear I started to think it was in my head and I was going mad) I've now been referred to a hip specialist who deals with young females hips,  I'm 48. Has anyone got any advice on how to slow these changes down and help with the pain😞 I have a burning pain that starts from under my ribs around the crest bone, groin, butt, hip😬😬😬 I'm going out of my mind it's affecting my mental health as well as my physical😪


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @cat88   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing. Sorry to hear this.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    I know there will be members of our community. Who may identify what you are going through.

    Hopefully be in touch to offer anything they can suggest.

    Unfortunately anything concerning your medical condition you should  speak to your GP.   We as a community can not advise on your medical condition.

    As we are not medical professionals.

    Have you spoken to them about getting any additional support ?. Including mental health problems.

    Something to consider..

    Please take care.


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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cat88 and a very warm welcome to the community!

    I'm so sorry to hear that you believe this has been missed and that it is causing you so much pain! Has medication being able to help at all?

    I get really bad hip pain which is caused from cerebral palsy, I heavily rely on heat packs and hot water bottles to manage this. Have you found that heat or ice helps?

    I hope you are not waiting too long for this referral and that they'll be able to provide support. Please do let us know how you get on.

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

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    Great to have you with us @cat88. Obviously as we're not medical experts here, there's a limit to what we can suggest, but I hope what's suggested might help.
    Let us know how your referral goes and if you need anything else we'll do our best to support you. :smile:
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