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Diagnosis: Bursitis

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's official. I'm getting old. Yesterday, I went to see my Rheumatologist, Dr. Balog. I adore Dr. Balog because she's proactive about my RA, listens to me, and encourages me to keep moving (and running, even!). I started telling her about my hip issues. I told her about the pain, the gravely/grinding feeling, the tenderness if I roll on it/off it at night. 

She pressed on the trigger point and said, "I think you have bursitis." See what I mean? I'm getting old. 

So, Dr. B gave me some stretches I can do, recommended low impact exercise at least until Monday, and said if it doesn't get better soon, we'll talk to a Sports Medicine doctor about physical therapy and/or ways I can fix this problemo. 

On the bright side, she said it probably isn't from running and is more from just living. So, that's encouraging that I didn't totally jack up my hip because of a bad run. 

It certainly didn't stop me from dancing like a mad woman last night with Erica, Kaveh, and Kelly at The Cactus in West Lafayette. So, so fun! And it definitely won't stop me from having a whirlwind weekend in Chicago -- dinner, drinks, and brunch with some of my favorite girls and boys and, tomorrow, Lollapalooza with Dan. (See all the new things I'm trying with this man? Good stuff.)

4 comments:

  1. Make sure you take care of that hip. I was in a car accident & had a tear in my hip. A touchy surgery so I tried to live with it. I developed bursitis & was miserable. Couldn't walk on a treadmill or ride bike or workout or hardly sleep at night = exhausted daily. 1.5 yrs. after the accident I had hip surgery which took care of the catching & pain in the front of my hip but suffered with bursitis for another 1.5 years. A very horrible 3 years of my life that I don't care to repeat ever again! If it comes back get some help & don't let it get out of control. Tamara Taylor at Taylor Physical Therapy in Elkhart is "the bomb"...she worked on me & literally gave me my life back. I finally got better in 2006 & I think it was 2008 when I started running :)

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  2. I'm doing what I'm supposed to, much to my chagrin! I will heed your warning though and make sure to take it easy. Thanks for the PT advice! If I need to see someone, I'll definitely call Tamara!

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  3. She used some Kinesio tape on me which really helped in the beginning. It's like a bias sports tape. I think you can buy it at the store now but not when I used it. I saw people in the Olympics wearing it too. I thought it was crazy but after PT, cortisone injections every 3 months & surgery, I was like "yeah, you can try some tape on me!". Then we progressed slowly to more stretches/exercises. Anyway she listens to you & takes it easy when that's what is needed & I swear...from God's lips to her fingertips!!! I will never forget her & what she did for me :)

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  4. I will have to look into Kinesio tape and am filing her name away too! When I went to camp last week, I talked to the pediatric Rheumatologist for a while. He told me to start taking Aleve twice a day too as a NSAID to make the inflammation go down. Knock on wood, it's starting to feel better, but I also hadn't been standing and moving as much as I was today! I'm heading out for a run now... just a couple miles, but I need some fresh air and Vitamin D!

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