Posts Tagged ‘hip’

Hip pain – bursitis

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Aha, this is what my sore hip is. I didn’t quite catch the name when I was at the GP, “trochanteric bursitis”, sounds like a new fangled gearbox!


When patients refer to hip pain, sometimes they are experiencing trochanteric bursitis and care must be taken during history taking and physical examination to elicit the exact source of symptoms. (Hip joint pain is usually experienced in the groin, sometimes radiating towards the knee, and less frequently in the buttock. Patients often point to the upper buttock area or lateral hip when describing ‘hip’ pain. This often suggests that the pain originates in the low back or trochanteric bursa.)

Rheumatic Disorders



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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Articular Disease

N=1 Hip and Stuff

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Well, my hip is still bothering me off and on, seems to be worst on a saturday for some reason. The doctor thinks it’s more likely to be the tendon than the joint itself as it “only” hurts when I am trying to get my legs into bed or trying to sit down. I can stand up and walk up and down stairs okay, which means the pain probably isn’t coming from the joint.

I have really limited my walking the past couple of weeks (my husband has very kindly been walking the dog at night) and that has really reduced the pain and the swelling, it’s not really a long term fix though.

The trouble with limiting my walking is I haven’t been to Quaker meeting in months. I could probably manage it if I used a walking stick, but I don’t want to. I’m too vain. I don’t really mind if the people at meeting know I have arthritis, but I have no desire for everyone in my town to know. I can hide it from most people, most of the time and if I’m asked why I’m limping I blame it on a nice non specific “bad back”.

At the moment it’s a bit like Russian roulette, I’m just waiting for another joint to go and hoping its not a “major” one. That’s just the way it is.

I’m still hoping for a magic pill to take the fatigue away, its hard not to feel like life is passing you by. Trouble with all the pills (injections and IV’s) is that they all seem to make you more fatigued, not less. Let me just say, THAT SUCKS.

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