Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-07, 03:02 PM   #1
InTheRain
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Puget Sound
Bikes: 2007 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 (bionx), 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Hip Bursitis? how long to recover?

Anyone had hip bursitis caused by cycling? I think I've got it. Doesn't really hurt when I'm on the bike, but is crazy hurting when I walk - especially stairs! If you've had it, how long did you have to stay off of your bike? What was your treatment - anti-inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen) or cortisone shot?

I have a feeling this all started with a really tight IT band. I think I've got the tightness out of the IT band but the inflammation in my hip is still there and seems to get worse each day. I'm going to see the Doc today. Can a general practitioner give me the cortisone or do I have to go see an orthopedic specialist? Anyone do any physical therapy for hip bursitis?

I'd appreciate any help. I don't want to get behind in my training for the Seattle-to-Portland ride in July.
InTheRain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-07, 05:43 AM   #2
ruechaos
The Endless Tour
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: St. Louis MO.
Bikes: LeMond Poprad Disc
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I feel your pain. I have had a very minor inflamation of the bursitis due to distance running. It all came about back in December when I bumped my milage up too high and too fast, my body just wasn't ready for all that. Icing the hip has worked wonders along with popping a couple Aleve. I had to stay away from running for almost two weeks, but continued to cycle (no pain while on the bike). To prevent it from happening again I'm strictly follow the 10% rule when increasing my milage, and I hit the gym once a week to work on my core muscles, my glutes, and hamstrings. Working these muscles will help stabilize the hip while at the same time making me a stronger and better runner/cyclist.

Best of luck!
ruechaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-07, 09:32 PM   #3
InTheRain
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Puget Sound
Bikes: 2007 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 (bionx), 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
I saw the Dr. yesterday. He prescribed Indomethacin, a strong NSAID. It seems to be helping. I haven't tried to ride the bike again (I thought I'd give it one day's rest.) I'll be on it for about 10 days. I'm also stretching the IT band as well as trying to get it loosened up by using a rolling pin on the floor. I doing quad stretches also. I hope this solves the problem.
InTheRain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-16, 04:32 PM   #4
SAM555
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by InTheRain View Post
Anyone had hip bursitis caused by cycling? I think I've got it. Doesn't really hurt when I'm on the bike, but is crazy hurting when I walk - especially stairs! If you've had it, how long did you have to stay off of your bike? What was your treatment - anti-inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen) or cortisone shot?

I have a feeling this all started with a really tight IT band. I think I've got the tightness out of the IT band but the inflammation in my hip is still there and seems to get worse each day. I'm going to see the Doc today. Can a general practitioner give me the cortisone or do I have to go see an orthopedic specialist? Anyone do any physical therapy for hip bursitis?

I'd appreciate any help. I don't want to get behind in my training for the Seattle-to-Portland ride in July.
Hey I am having some bursitis I think, it's pain in that area, and my IT band was crazy tight, but I have been rolling it, and hip pain is worsening. How did the treatment go for you?
SAM555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-16, 11:23 PM   #5
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 11,337
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 136 Post(s)
Regular NSAIDs until the pain goes completely away is the way to go. Too many people only take them when it hurts. What NSAIDs do is reduce inflammation. When you get the inflammation to go away, the pain goes with it. Besides NSAIDs to get the inflammation to go away, stretching is IME the way to make it stay away. The stretches I've been doing for many years are here:
IT Band pain (during ride)
Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.

IME rolling reduces the symptoms somewhat, but doesn't fix the cause.

I've never had it in my hips, but I get it in my knee bursa if I don't stretch.

So if it's bursitis, what's the name of the bursa that's involved?
__________________
Results matter
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-16, 09:15 PM   #6
InTheRain
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Puget Sound
Bikes: 2007 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 (bionx), 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra
Posts: 1,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAM555 View Post
Hey I am having some bursitis I think, it's pain in that area, and my IT band was crazy tight, but I have been rolling it, and hip pain is worsening. How did the treatment go for you?
I was prescribed some high power anti inflammatories. I took it easy for a few days, the pain and inflammation went away. I got back on the bike and gave more attention to stretching... especially after rides.
InTheRain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-16, 09:37 PM   #7
sunnyone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Bikes: 1992 Trek 750 Multitrack, 1983 Zebrakenko Wind, 1982 Takara Tribute
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by InTheRain View Post
Anyone had hip bursitis caused by cycling? Anyone do any physical therapy for hip bursitis?

I'd appreciate any help. I don't want to get behind in my training for the Seattle-to-Portland ride in July.
I've had physical therapy for hip bursitis (don't like taking pills) and it was very helpful. The therapist used stretching and massage, and gave me exercises to do at home.
sunnyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:11 AM.