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Posted by: Jane Hopwood, 26 Jan 2014 6:25PM
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Bursitis of the hip

Hi, I have read up on this and understand massage is contra-indicated in acute cases. My client has asked for any advice I can give her. I have some but wondered if anyone here has ssomething I could add to it. Kind regards Jane


Marianne Free Allitt
26 Jan 2014 6:31PM

I've had bursitis now for almost 2 years. In fact I had a massage on it yesterday. I find it soothing. I don't think I'd like a firm massage on it when it's really bad as I'd probably jump thru the roof but I do find comfort in gentle effluage when it's painful. I've also had chiropractic treatments on it to but both short lasting. For me the only thing that helps is cortisone injections but I've just found out from my gp that I'm only allowed 3 in my lifetime for this condition as can cause long lasting irreversible ligament damage so have now been referred to physio. I hope that helps in some way from a therapist & personal point of view x
Jane Hopwood
26 Jan 2014 6:51PM

Thank you for your reply.
Angela Rawlins
26 Jan 2014 9:07PM

My sister swore by lavender oil in the bath fir her shoulder. Consult an aromatherapist
Jane Hopwood
27 Jan 2014 7:07AM

Jane Hopwood
27 Jan 2014 7:07AM

Thank you Angela.
Sue Hannaford
27 Jan 2014 7:34PM

I would consider treating - but around the area rather than on it (obviously!) - so work at releasing all the thigh muscles and some slow, careful compression of gluteals.
Jane Hopwood
28 Jan 2014 6:03PM

Thank you for the reply
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