I am in the same boat as you. I have been having hip pain for the past two years and am only 42. My hip would go out on me sporadically and I would about fall. After dealing with this for about a year I finally got it checked and found out I had a hip spur on my left hip. I had a procedure done to have that taken care of but still had the pain. Its constant and never really goes away. A year later I had a cortisone shot put into my hip. Again that lasted for so long and the pain was back. I just went in August and had a lubricating shot put into it. They told me at my follow up appointment it will take 12-14 weeks to kick in. I have arthritis in my hip and wear and tare. When the pain is bad my pelvis, buttocks and upper thigh hurt. Vicodin to the rescue. I stand on concrete for work which most of us do, but mainly in one spot. Three days in a row and I am done, well pretty much after 2. I am seriously considering having it done. I am tired of dealing with the pain every day. I however trust my doctor and know that he would not suggest the surgery unless it was necessary. I say this because when I had tennis elbow he worked with me until I finally decided to have it fixed. By then it was really bad, the tendon was completely ripped off, and my arm would lock and go numb.View Thread
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