Patient Comments: Bursitis - Treatments

How did you treat the bursitis?

Comment from: Sherry in Seattle, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

The day before leaving for Europe for 2 months, I walked up about 150 stairs thinking that I was getting some good exercise. It was a big mistake! Within 3 days, my right hip was so sore that I could hardly sleep or walk. I suffered for the 2 months only seeing a chiropractor in France, whose treatment offered no relief. Upon my return, I was diagnosed with hip bursitis. I entered physical therapy and used ice and anti-inflammatory medicine with little results. About 7 weeks ago, I read about a man who suggested krill oil. He said that it took about 2 months to see results and to be "patient". I started this (500 mg, one a day) and after 7 weeks, the pain is gone. I am really amazed and think that this is probably due to the krill. It's fairly inexpensive, and over the counter. I hope that it may help others, as I know how painful this condition is.

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Comment from: JB, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have been suffering from bursitis for 6-7 months and have, today, had an ultra-scan and steroid injection in both hips. I know it is a little early to say but hips are feeling quite good tonight - bedtime will tell (always the worse). Prior to these injections my doctor has given me course of Naproxen 250 mg (2 tablets a day) and they also seemed to have helped. Like many others, I was referred to Physio therapy to begin with, but unfortunately it only seems to make things worse! I am hoping that the steroid injection works and I can resume some of the activities I loved only last year.

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Comment from: Bernie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I am 52 I have bursitis in both my hips and at night I feel like dying it's so bad why with all technology and medical knowledge can we get rid of this awful condition. I have been diagnosed with flu and confined to bed for this week well the night times are unbearable and chronic pain can actually drive one mad! I'm going to start on alternative cures now and from all accounts none of them work. It makes sense to get these bursas out of the body surely or does the pain then transfer itself onto somewhere else. Please God something will happen.

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Comment from: BAC, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

I recently found out after suffering many years of excruciating pain and stiffness, that I had bursitis. My doctor put me on a regimin of Prednisone and I have never felt better. This may not be a solution for everyone, but it does hurt to talk to your doctor.

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Comment from: Pain hater, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

I had bursitis in my shoulder about 2 years ago. I thought it was tennis elbow until I went to the physical therapist who diagnosed it as bursitis and sent me to a sport medicine physiotherapist, who gave me heaps of exercises. I couldn't lift anything heavy with my left arm. The physio put me on anti-inflammatory tablets to ease the pain.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

I have the same bursitis and burning pain on the outside of my thigh. I have been diagnosed with Meralgia Paresthetica at Cleveland Clinic. I have had it for ten years and am seeing a pain specialist who is going to sedate me and inject me to calm the nerve that is causing the pain, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.

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Comment from: grandma, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I was diagnosed with bursitis in my leg; it only was painful at night. I bought a new mattress, one of the foam ones and as long as I sleep at home, I have no pain now. When I sleep someplace else, I have pain.

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