When I had these constant pains on the outside of my right hip, thigh and leg – I received so much good support from you in Parkinson Movements - so I will share my current condition with you.
After having intense pain for several months, I had become quite depressed by this constant pain. And I asked myself: I thought that the specialists around me: family doctor, neurologist and physiotherapist - did not give me a name or diagnosis. I looked for similar pains on the Internet / You Tube and found out that this is an inflammatory condition called Trocanter Bursitis (Trochanteric Bursitis is characterized by painful inflammation of the bursa located just superficial to the greater trochanter of the femur ...... ..)
My doctor confirmed this.
But summer has passed and I have made various attempts to get rid of the pain, and now I'm pain free!!
So when I'm about to tell you what has helped me, I must summarize all the efforts I have tried this summer:
I had two cortisone-injections in the hip by my family-doctor and he told me to take it easy for a little while. But I knew no immediate relief - but my doctor believes that these injections removed the pain.
I also triedt a really hard Trigger point massage that they called Deep Myo-Arthro stimulation, where she used her elbows on the lower part of my back, - and up the spine. I do believe that such a massage is good for me.
Since In my case it's the right foot that bends inward when I stand and walk, I curl it together, I think that this evolves to an inflammation. So I changed my training program for the whole summer:
Starting gently with large arms and legs movements and warm-ups
Exercising my toes / foot and movement of feet in all directions
Some stretching exercises especially for hips
A yoga program for about 30 min especially for back pain
All this I found on You Tube when I searched for Trocanter Bursitis ....
And last - but not least - I followed the advice of Jwess in ParkMov:
Jwess wrote to me: "My left side is effected. I find that gentle stretching, exercise and massage therapy helps. I've discovered that if I lie down and put a tennis ball directly pressing on the painful area (trigger point) and keep pressing, the muscle will relax somewhat. My massage therapist recommended this and said two continue each session until the pain eases then move to another area. This seems to work
as I have a pinched sciatic nerve - pain from my hip / glute shooting all the way down my leg. At first it is uncomfortable (I feel that pinching, tingling sensation), but if i continue pressing on the spot it helps.
I do this several times a day. '
I have also also been an Orthopedist to adapt new soles to have inside my shoes, where he focuses on correcting errors to strain my right foot. It will be exciting to see how this works.
A doctor may begin the diagnosis by asking the patient to stand on one leg and then the other, while observing the effect on the position of the hips. Palpating the hip and leg may reveal the location of the pain, and range-of-motion tests can help to identify its source. Because wear on the hip joint traces to the structures that support it (the posture of the legs, and ultimately, the feet), proper fitting shoes with adequate support are important to preventing GTPS. For someone who has flat feet, wearing proper orthotic inserts and replacing them as often as recommended are also important preventive measures.
Strength in the core and legs are also important to posture, so physical training also helps to prevent GTPS. But it is equally important to avoid exercises that damage the hip.
This was a long story, but again THANK YOU!