Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hip Bursitis

I was diagnosed with bursitis a couple of weeks ago when I was experiencing pain in both hips.  Now my moderately-active lifestyle has been reduced to almost sedentary.  No stairs. No walks.

I miss my long walks.  They help clear my head, perk up my mood, and keep depression at bay.  My mom has a new in-chair-aerobics exercise dvd for us to try.  That should help.

The good news:  the medication, an anti-inflammatory called diclofenac, seems to be kicking in.  I was more active yesterday. The goal is to do more strength training for hips and core.  And, of course, get the joint-damaging poundage off.

I've been tracking my calories and had reduced them during my sedentary days.  I had lost 7 pounds but am since up 2.  More adjustments.

Here's a quote from Angela's blog, Isla de Angela:  What if you woke up today with only the things you were thankful for yesterday?

I hope you have a great day!


  1. Wow--that quote gave me chills!

    Here's to healing hips. Being sedentary is SO hard!

  2. I think I had hip bursitis too last year. I pretty much quit working out and it resolved itself. I know how painful it can be! Just take it easy and give your body the time it needs to heal and you'll be walking up a storm again in no time!

    Love that quote btw!

  3. I have flare ups every now and again as well. I've found that hip flexor stretching in addition to the NAIDS helps. Here are some good ones:

  4. Thank you, ladies! And thank you, LaShaune, for the link! It's not that I want you guys to have had problems with this, but I am thankful for your experience and advice.

  5. I hope you see remarkable improvement soon!

    And thank you for sharing that quote!

  6. Diclofenac helped a lot of my problem with Damn Knee. I hope you're feeling a lot less hip soon!

  7. Augh...Get better soon!!

    Keep focused!!!!

  8. I had bursitis in my right hip all though winter. The worst part, besides not being able to walk or ride my bike, was trying to be comfortable while sleeping. Hope you heal quickly and are back to your exercise routine soon.

    1. I have been having and dull aching feeling in my right hip and now can't move it to the side, its fine running, just won't go sideways feels like it needs to crack, my GP says i have a bursa and has given mee diclofenic, i am rubbing on Voteral aswell as i don't really like to take diclofenic, its bad for tummys, hopefully it will sort itself out !! Trish

  9. I've had some hip bursitis also. But I don' have that much pain since the wls. I hated going to the doctor and having them say, "well, if you'd just lose some weight!" I hope you feel better and the anti-inflammatory works quickly.

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  11. Huh. Do fancy shoes help your hip feel more 'hip', as it were?

  12. Useful post! I totally understand what you are saying with the hips issues… I think you should contact the doctor first!!

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  16. Wow, that quote really resonates with me. I might have to put it on a post-it note on the bathroom mirror.
    So sorry about the bursitis. I'm sending positive thoughts your way!

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  19. Nice quote! I also had bursitis back in college and was able to get my knees back to shape through the help of stem cell therapy. I had it with my orthopedic surgeon, Dr Purita, last year and it was really an effective bursitis treatment. I hope you will find the most suitable treatment for you too. :)

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