I have bursitis in both hips which leaves me almost crippled. Steroid injections are only lasting 5 weeks at this point so my pain management doctor suggested Zilretta injections. Will they work?
I’ve never used Zilretta. The only thing that works for me is three (3) Aleve. Your not supposed to take over two (2) so check with your doctor. My pain was severe later at night, after going to bed. Doctor can recommend it off label but be sure he does because it can have bad side effects if you take to much.
Do you have Bursitis or are your Bursa sacs in your hips swelled? I have swelled Bursa Sacs which they tried cortisone shots on. But, my body does not accept Cortisone. So the doctor said the Bursa sacs can be removed, because they don't serve a purpose. I have opted for PT. The PT discovered I had a pinched muscle around my hip. After 5 treatments, the pain has subsided, I can tolerate weigh on the leg and I can walk and lay on my side again without terrible pain. In my case I know Zilretta would not work, because it is cortisone.
It's important to note that Zilretta is intended for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Your diagnosis is bursitis of the hips, not osteoarthritis, therefore I would not recommend getting the injections.
I was born with bilateral hip dysplasia and have had four hip replacements all on the left side. Have you discussed a possible hip replacement with your orthopedic doctor?
Despite having four hip replacements I can still work and walk my dog.
- Zilretta Information for Consumers
- Zilretta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zilretta (detailed)
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