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by Maria

I'm going to try to be as brief as possible!

I'm an 18-year-old female that's has chronic, severe tendonitis in my iliopsoas tendon for over 4 years. Two weeks ago I had one tendon released (NOT the iliopsoas) but I can't remember the name of it. If you split your legs apart, you'd be able to feel the tendon -- that was the one that was cut. It's right on the surface.

My iliopsoas tendon was shot with cortisone. Long story short, my hip is only slightly looser, if at all, and I know that's just from the cut tendon. The iliopsoas tendon remains tight and very painful -- as if I had never gotten a shot. Why is this? I thought the cortisone was supposed to reduce inflammation, making it easier to stretch. Do these cortisone shots not always take?

I've had several other medical issues (arthrogryposis, osteogenesis iimperfecta ((brittle bones)) and scoliosis) so I've had prolong periods where I've had to be sitting so I know that's a major contribution to this issue. But I've been mobile -- or trying to be -- and it's gotten so painful now. And I have a high pain threshold.

I start college this fall and I can't imagine being able to function and go to my classes with the way I am now. Any advice would be so appreciated.

Thank you!

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