Trochanteric Bursitis and iliotibial band syndrome

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RockyRaccoon, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon New Member

    I am going totally crazy with this problem. I have now been in physical therapy for almost 6 weeks. I am better but when the shower hits my hip and leg they feel like they are on fire. No, I don't have sciatia. Does anyone else have or has had this problem? What in the world did you do for pain relief?? Got to love fibro and all the fun things that come with it. Thanks!
  2. kch64

    kch64 New Member

    That sounds terrible. Won't the docs give you pain medicine?

  3. tandy

    tandy New Member

    I suspect having troubles with my IT band too.
    although I have'nt been DX at all. I kinda just researched my butt off till I found what sounded closest to my hip/leg pain symptoms.
    There is a book on trigger points that speaks of this IT band. Its by Claire Davies,...called the trigger point therapy workbook.
    I have'nt found anything that helps this pain other then finding some relief with moist heat.
    Its horrible at best~
    For me,..this is relatively new. Since I've had FM for 13 yrs and this problem has only been happening for about 2 yrs now. (2 yrs too long!)
    I hope someone comes along with more help/suggestions~
    take care
    I thought it might be sacro joint or IT band.
    Just my own conclusions.
    I had hip x-rays and that showed very mild arthritis.
    The doc. said not enough to cause significant pain.
    (they always say that!)

    [This Message was Edited on 03/17/2006]
  4. cosmoo

    cosmoo New Member

    yes, I have dealt with both. Here is what works for me-lidocaine-combo shots into the bursa sac in hips (as other stories warn make sure the person doing this is highly skilled). This take away the hip pain for several months for me. Also moist heat, iliotibial band streches several times a day and several sessions of massage with someone who know how to work that band and your hips. Also good is a PT who can do strain-counterstrain technique to release the trigger points-amazing stuff! Hope one of these things will work for it-it is indeed a killer!
  5. swimmer71

    swimmer71 New Member

    This pain you describe is what I have. I have been icing and stretching, but it is tough, especially when I sit still too long.

    It is below my actual hip bone, sitting right at the start of the IT band in the upper thigh. It hurts very badly and prevents me from sleeping sometimes.

    Where would I go for a licodone shot? What kind of dr? Rheumatologist?

  6. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon New Member

    I am seeing my rheumatologist on Friday and I am going to beg him to give me some pain medication. I had some in December from my family doc but I have blown through it. Hopefully my rheumatologist will give me a prescription that I can refill. For goodness sake, I'm not a drug addict and that is how the doc can make you feel.
  7. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon New Member

    I too have gotten shots in my hip bursa. The first one didn't do a thing, but the second one gave SOME improvement. An anesthesiologist administered the shots and he is also a pain specialist.