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Hip Pain Assessment And Injection
[ Monday May 31st 2021 at 1:45 pm ]

Today I attended a regional orthopaedic pain clinic for the first time. This wasn't necessary previously because my now retired family doctor had an unusual high amount of training for pain control. Although I am not entirely satisfied it was a positive experience. I am still figuring out their role in my health care. I am hoping this can help.

While they want to make a diagnosis of "Greater Trochanter Syndrome" I've specifically been diagnosed as having bursitis of the hip courtesy of MRI imaging. The bottom line is that I agreed to a prolotherapy injection to see if this would make a difference. I have my doubts about this, although I am giving the medical clinic the benefit of the doubt for the time being. I own a physiotherapy ultrasound machine. This flares up about every 6 months. I've been able to treat it with physiotherapy ultrasound. I am not entirely sure this will be helpful to me. We'll see when it wears off.

What I am more interested in is their regenerative medicine for my knee joint. They are going to organize an appointment for me to be assessed for this treatment method. They are going to call me later in the week. The tentative plan is for my hips to be brought under control and then proceed to the regenerative medicine with my knee joints. The idea is that the regenerative medicine will have the best chances of success if something else isn't going on with my health. We'll have to see if my physical disability evolves and this plans needs to change.