Monday my orthopod had drawn his Thumb of Pain down my hip and diagnosed "Bursitis"
Yes, fixing me is a construction project. The bursitis was always there but its depth was masked by my knee pain.
So after an initial adjustment to my physical therapy Tuesday, I power muscled my way through my exercises. I paid for it Wednesday, when I could barely do a crossover. That's the bursitis acting up.
|It hurt here|
I got Ultrasound treatment for the bursitis at the end of my exercises this afternoon. This involved partially disrobing in a treatment room to expose my hip. If I'd known I was going to have to do that, I would have worn my Sunday go to meeting panties.
The Ultrasound does make my hip feel better. I can't help but wonder how it works though. I had it 30 years ago for scar tissue in a shoulder, and it worked a miracle. I'm hoping it does the same here.
|I'm a sucker for technology|
Lesson learned. Just because I'm small but mighty, I don't need to rise to the challenge every time. I can slack off with lighter weights for a while.
I have bursitis in my hips. It SUCKS when it flares up.ReplyDelete
I do have my "PT Underware"... not the good stuff, but not the yucky stuff either!
Hope you are feeling better. I had to switch PTs when my insurance changed, and I'm not crazy about the new one. She's very hands off, and the manipulation+ultrasound did wonders for pain management in my knees. This lady just wants me to stretch and strengthen, which I know I should do, but they aren't really short term pain management strategies.
Thanks for the sympathy. I'm about 40% better. WE'll see how tomorrow goes during lesson. I take ice packs with me to work and stretch and ice several times a day.Delete
Turmeric. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Acupuncture helps tremendously if you have any kind of pain anywhere.ReplyDelete