Hip me out
January 25, 2007 11:52 AM Subscribe
I'm 30 with bursitis in my left hip joint. Should I get an MRI as prescribed?
posted by chickaboo to sports, hobbies, & recreation (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I think I sustained the injury running in September. I've been to physical therapy once a week since October, I tried a cortisone shot which I am reluctant to try again. The problem hasn't gone away and I have not been able to run since, which is my goal.
Now the doctor wants an MRI so "we can rule out whether there is any other issue"
With insurance, this will cost me about $200 so I am a bit hesitant to do it.
I know that bursitis is oftenm just a nagging thing and it's not like I can't live with it. Part of me is just inclined to think that I should give up running again as a goal and just live with it and hope it goes away, since I've been frustrated by the lack of success these other treatments (therapy, cortisone) have given.
Should I go ahead and do it?
Also does anyone have any experience they can offer me on how long it took you to cure this problem and how did you do it?