I was just really recovering from my L1-L5 laminectomy this past March. I started in on a wellness exercise program using a new step recumbent bike.
I was working outside, cleaning out our hot tub and when I turn, I felt a sharp pain in my left hip on the side. That was about 5 weeks ago. I went to see my hip specialist just to make sure my replaced hips were fine. He diagnosed me with severe bursitis.
I've been in physical therapy for 4 weeks now and I am still having problems. I take a step or two forward, then something minor (ie walking 30yards to get mail) flares it up and sets me back to square one. This has been happening each week now.
Rest and Ice, that is all I suppose to do with this now, along with Physical Therapy. My therapist said hip bursitis can take months to heal, only because we use our hips all the time.. But then when you do something to hurt again, many times it brings you back to day one.
So, likes of icing, about a half dozen times a day
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences