Back and Hip Update
I saw the orthopedist today and I have some answers and a plan!
So I have Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - definition: “Trochanteric bursitis may affect the hip's outer area, or the outside part of the upper leg, from the hip to the knee along the thigh.
Symptoms include pain on the outside of the hip that's worse with activities such as standing, walking, or running.
Treatments include ice, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy. Weight loss might help.”
There are calcium deposits on the outside of my hip area and it’s affecting a lot of my muscles there including the glutes and IT Band.
On top of that it’s obvious on my X-ray that my left femur is crooked due to the break I had as a kid and my left leg is actually slightly longer than my right and it’s thrown off my entire body which explains a lot!
Luckily we have a plan. I’m going back to physical therapy in January for the trochanter issue and hopefully for my back. They also gave me an insert for my shoe to try and even out my legs and if things get really bad I can always get a steroid injection into that hip area but I’d like to avoid that for as long as possible.
So I’m happy. I might still be in a lot of pain but there’s reasons and solutions for it so I’m excited for getting it under control!
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