I have been recommended to physical therapy by 3 doctors for the 9th time. I have a history of DJD and bursitis of the hip. I have had steroid shots that last two weeks and my recent treatment at PT was heat and TENS unit which created more pain by the time I got home. Are there any other options?
The bursa in the hip joint can be removed by a good orthopaedic surgeon. I would specifacally request this be done. I had never heatd of it until my neighbor said she had 2 steriod injections that didn't help & said her doctor said "well, lets just take it out!" Walla! No more hip pain!
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I do get the RF frequency Rhizotemy (which are what mine are called) for my SI joints in my hips and piriformus muscle pain in my hips. They do work wonders! The pain is gone until the nerves grow back - anywhere from 3 to 18 months. The longer I have these the more time I get pain free in these areas - seems the nerves are growing back slower. My pain specialist is a Hopkins Fellow and has been doing them since his Fellowship - some 7 or 8 years. I would definitely give it a try! You do get the twilight sleep anesthesia with this procedure so you shouldn't have any pain, just some soreness from the needles for a few days. Best wishes - EJ
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