I was off of work for 6 weeks. I don't think I needed to be off that long but I just enjoyed myself while I was off. I didn't have a problem with being tired, but I was pretty active before I had the surgery. I would speak to the doctor about that. I hope things get better for you. You may could try vitamins.View Thread
carmiedgls, the orthopaedic doctor that performed my surgery said that it was not common and only done in extreme cases. It sounds like yours is extreme so I would continue searching for an orthopaedic doctor who would be willing to do this surgery. It has made a difference in my life. Good luck!View Thread
MarcyJ...having the bursa removed was the best thing I could have done. I saw 4 different Orthopaedic doctors in the same group and finally one of them sent me to a totally different orthopaedic group. He immediately told me that my bursa was inflammed and that is what was causing my pain.I was sleeping only a couple hours at night and like you when I slept on my left side I had to use a pillow between my legs. I teach school and could barely function each day but the surgery relieved me of my pain. I hope you have the same luck as I have had.View Thread
I had the bursa in my right hip removed back in October (2012). I was at a point to where I was sleeping only a couple of hours a night because of the pain. Since the surgery I have not had that unbearable pain. I can now sleep, walk, etc without the pain. An Ortho doctor in Memphis, TN did my surgery. It was well worth it to me.View Thread
@Rph1995...I am scheduled to have this surgery next month. I have had hip problems for the last 2 years and have been to 5 different doctors (sports ortho). It hurts at the hip but also runs down the top part of the side of my leg. The pain is unbearable...especially at night. What did the doctor do for the superficial tears to the gluteus medius? Just curious since one of the doctors I saw said the pain was due to a problem with the gluteus medius. But that was when the pain first started. I didnt know if during the surgery he would be able to see if there are tears or if something is wrong elsewhere.View Thread
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