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    • #20864
      Ollhiggins
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      Hi Guys I hope you are all well. I have only once posted  here, but love to see all the successful stories of people’s post op triumphs etc.  I , unfo
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    • #20865
      mnmichael
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      This is MN Michael. Don’t lose heart. Bursitis can be overcome. Have you seen a physical therapist to get a routine of exercises and stretches to strengthen the hip and leg muscles to decrease the stress that is causing the bursitis? If PT is not an option for you, there are a lot of youtube videos with exercises for “bursitis.” The current name for it is “greater trochanteric pain syndrome.” I would search for that instead of bursitis. There is greater understanding now that what used to be thought to be bursitis inflammation is instead a broader set of issues beyond the bursa. People had been getting the cortisone to reduce inflammation in the bursa but the problem was elsewhere. I suspect also that your hip replacement changed your gait which stressed different muscles from before which makes exercises even more important. I, too, got a cortisone shot for what they thought was bursitis but later was diagnosed as arthritis. I hope you find a solution.

      • #20909
        Ollhiggins
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        Thank you. Am booked on for a second opinion next week . Fingers crossed .

        Appreciate the reply.
        Ollie.

    • #20888
      WedgeC
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      I agree don’t give up hope and don’t give in!
      I can’t speak on Bursitis but have you just taken a month away from running and substituting swimming, rowing, Pilates, yoga, etc?
      Or taken a month of just “being” and then done other activities for just a couple months? Perhaps reintroduce running at that point?
      I think we out-think ourselves… your past times are great – and possibly approachable again – and it will take one step at a time. You’ve got to get walking and moving with a smooth gate first… it’s a new game now.
      Have you had 2nd and third opinions with orthopedic? I’d get them!
      DON’T GIVE UP HOPE BUT GET HEALTHY FIRST!

      • #20910
        Ollhiggins
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        Thank you. Great advice. Am booked in for a second opinion next week , so have left the running behind for the last few weeks. Am back in the pool 3-4 times a week and really enjoying it. Nothing will ever replace the buzz of a run, so hopefully I’ll get it sorted over the next few weeks.

        Thanks for the advice.
        Ollie.

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