Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hip Update

Originally uploaded by Marilyn P. Sushi
Sorry I have not posted in a few days. I've been meaning to. There is just not enough time in the day. So the latest news is the doctor thinks what's wrong with my hip is Bursitis. This will not be confirmed until I get the x-rays done which won't be until early next month.

From WebMd:
Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation.

So if this continues without it being addressed, the sac could burst and I'll have bone grinding on bone and I definitely don't want that. Right now I'm taking anti-inflammatories and laying off the physical activities. I only feel discomfort when I'm walking, not when I'm in a hip opener which is odd but I still won't push it.

So what's with this picture? I wanted to share this after it was emailed to me from Megan from Fleeting Moments. The two photos were taken by me and she's displaying in her meditation room. I feel so honored. :)


Megan said...

I treated an 84 yr old woman with hip bursitis. She was barely walking with a walker when she came in. I used VERY gentle, rythmic(sp?) massage. Basically rocking and jostling the muscles and ligaments, followed by gentle traction of the leg and massage to the gluteus (yes, thats the a**). We gradually moved to deeper compression (not massage). She is happily walking, driving, gardening,still 6 years later.
Point of story? Seek Massage Therapy, & by someone who can do something other than deep tissue! :) It only took her 2 sessions to see a difference. I can't imagine it would take more than that with someone as healthy as you!
Sorry for the long preachy comment. :)

Cupcakes & Yoga said...

Not preachy at all. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Another vote for massage therapy! :o) Feel better soon.

And Marilyn, those pictures are beautiful. Congratulations!

rand(om) bites said...

Oh hon, sorry about your hip but it sounds like you'll be able to do something about now and won't be in too much pain for longer. Good luck!

isha said...

wow, that's a very serene-looking meditation room. and i hope your hips heal completely soon :)

Total Health Yoga - Kris said...

Beautiful photos!