Remember, I can’t really speak in a professional way, to your specific problem but I’d have to say that offhand, your symptoms are not totally consistent with bursitis. Read my blog and recognize that bursitis causes almost exclusively, pain on the outside of the hip. Rarely does it radiate down the leg. It is not associated with groin pain. Now, if you’re over forty and you’ve had a hip MRI, it is very possible that the radiologist might have seen hip bursitis and documented it on your report. So indeed you probably DO have some element of bursitis. But that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing causing your pain. Groin pain, pain down to your ankle and low back pain are not due to hip bursitis. Hip bursitis is more likely the result of other mechanical issues which cause you to limp a little and stimulate that hip bursitis, which in a woman over forty…is just waiting to happen. You might keep searching for other hip or back causes of your pain. Again…I’m not there to examine you, so I can’t be certain. And it sounds like you have been searching. I’m sorry your endeavors have not lead to relief of your symptoms. Keep sitting like a man because that will definitely help your bursitis and it’s the right thing to do.
I do give hip bursa injections to many patients. It helps in some, and in others it’s either very transient relief or no relief at all. If a hip bursa injection helps, in your case, it’s likely ONLY to help any lateral hip pain you have. It’s unlikely to help the other pains you have mentioned. Additionally, there are other sources of lateral hip pain: like gluteal tendonosis, which is also common in women over forty.
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