Thursday, September 10, 2009

Verdict is in.

Image of sciatic nerve (hence leg pain)

So I went to the sports Doc today. They diagnosed me with two things.

What is hip bursitis, and what symptoms does it cause?

There are two major bursae of the hip, inflammation of which can both be associated with stiffness and pain around the hip joint. The trochanteric bursa is located on the side of the hip. It is separated significantly from the actual hip joint by tissue and bone. Trochanteric bursitis frequently causes tenderness of the outer hip, making it difficult for patients to lie on the involved side, frequently making sleep difficult. It also causes a dull, burning pain on the outer hip that is often made worse with excessive walking or stair climbing. The ischial bursa is located in the upper buttock area. Ischial bursitis can cause dull pain in this area that is most noticeable when climbing uphill. The pain sometimes occurs after prolonged sitting on hard surfaces, hence the names "weaver's bottom" and "tailor's bottom."

Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain

This was the pain on the outside of my leg


What is sciatica?

Sciatica is pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain of sciatica is typically felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb.

So after xrays to make sure nothing was broke or fractured they told me that I can go to PT and get some exercises and also they gave me a shot of cortisone in my hip and some extra strength ibuprofen. So I will see how this works out. As for running the doc said I can run so I am gonna give my leg off this weekend and then see how it feels next week in preparation for the PDR.

One thing I also need to do is strength training. I have be lacking in this department and as a result this injury has occurred. Sometimes you live and learn.

Enjoy your weekend. GO EAGLES.


JimmyV said...

Sorry to hear this. Hope you are on the mend soon.

Why Mom Runs said...

curious what you think of the cortisone shot? i have bursitis in my shoulder, had it for many years. when it first flaired up the dr. gave me a cortisone and it made me much worse. i hope it helps your hip. deffinetly motivates me to focus on my strength training as well

doyoutri said...

I think it has helped. Strength exercises and stretching are key.