I am about to receive my second steroid injection; this time by ultrasound guidance; for suspected trochanteric bursitis. The first one 3 months ago did nothing at all. My specialist ordered a second MRI which I understand is not that conclusive. The pain has been waking me up for the past 4 months despite the use of analgesia and more recently sleeping tablets. To make the issue more complex my physio disagrees with the diagnosis; she believes that it is a spinal problem after physical assessment; more specifically L2.
My actual site of the pain is not according to my physio in the area expected. I am forcing myself to walk (as not been advised not to) at least an hour every day by the Nordic walking method. Nordic walking method is helpful for my performance and I hope will keep me mobile.
It is also very good for the state of your mind!
I would like to say how depressing chronic pain is as well as the fact that the healthcare professionals do not work as a team. (My physio coantacted the musculo-skeletal specialist but he just commented that the most common cause for my case is trochanteric think his comment speaks volumes of 'potluck diagnosis'.
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