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maryflorida (@maryflorida)


Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Mar 1, 2021 | Replies (32)

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Hi Erica, Thank you very much for your kind reply. I am not taking any meds for my pain as my Dr. won't give me anything because she said that meds for the Bursitis will cause my stomach to be painful or bleed. I know I can't take aspirin or anything like this, so I am taking on my own, Tylenol for arthritis and Aleve together. They help a little, but not much and both are hard on my stomach and cause constipation. I did go to a very reputable physiotherapist and he gave me a couple of exercises to do with a stretchy band, but it really hurts to use it, but I keep on trying every day. Perhaps a cortisone shot would do me a lot of good if done by the right Dr. Thanks again and I will keep you posted as to what I end up doing.

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Hello @happyat76, @erikas, @funcountess and @cyn77. I have chronic hip bursitis. I have NO knee pain. Bursitis is also called Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Trochanter Bursitis: https://www.upmc.com/services/sports-medicine/conditions/it-band-syndrome

There are some GREAT exercises to stretch the iliotibial band that really work! I just do them 3 times a day, 3 repetitions holding each for 20 seconds. You can REALLY feel the band stretching! Here are a few websites that demonstrate some exercises. I don't see mine on there exactly. Mine are easy b/c I lie flat, bend the affected knee and rotate it to the opposite unaffected side. You can feel the stretch right away. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat 3 times. Do this 3 times a day.
I am not a licensed anything so please check with your doctor first. Warmest wishes, Sunnyflower