Thursday, 8 February 2018

Pain, yet again


Hello everyone, how is life treating you all?

I am in a great deal of pain, yet again, with my right leg and my left knee isn't much better.

I have bursitis again in my right knee, I went to the GP yesterday and he confirmed that it is bursitis. If you are wondering what is bursitis, it is a conditions that happens when your bursae which is a small fluid-filled sack near your joint becomes irritated and swollen. The bursae play a key role in helping your joints move smoothly, they cushion your bones and tendon and ligaments as they move against each other.

Treatment depends on the cause of the bursitis but generally treatment aims to relieve the symptoms as much as possible while healing takes place. Treatment includes pain relief medications, ice packs and anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroids injections. I have been told to rest the leg and stay off it as much as possible

The pain is so bad I cry out loud because of it and this is distressing for family members, I am taking it slow and one day at a time.


10 comments:

  1. Ouch. That hurt just reading it . Take care of yourself girl.

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  2. So sorry to hear that you are in pain. I had bursitis in my foot joints and I had a cortisone injection. It hurts but gets rid of the swelling.

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    1. The swelling isn't too bad at the moment but the pain is terrible

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  3. That sounds awful! Take it easy and get better soon, I hope.

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