Tag: bursitis

Hip pain; The myths of bursitis and overuse and how to feel normal again without drugs or injections.

Hip pain; The myths of bursitis and overuse and how to feel normal again without drugs or injections. Have you experienced hip bursitis pain that does not self resolve, or resolve with traditional treatment approaches? The healthcare provider you see first can mean the difference between months of agony and a litany of secondary problems or effective fast relief. Hip bursitis treatment is often ineffective because where you hurt is often not why you hurt. We are now learning that many treatments such as  shoulder impingement surgery or meniscus surgery for the knee are often ineffective for the same reasons. Depending on what Read More »

Study shows MRI is of little value to diagnose and treat common shoulder pain; here’s why.

Study shows MRI is of little value to diagnose and treat common shoulder pain; here’s why. Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints addressed in doctors offices and the MRI has long been a diagnostic standby that often reveals little useful information. Australian researches have recently published a study that showed the expensive test while able to show degenerative processes and other possible problems, did not correlate well with the patient’s symptoms. Basically, the MRI was of little use in the proper diagnosis and treatment of why the person had shoulder pain. Check out the study here. A Read More »