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Hip and thigh pain

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  • Posted By: ohmgem
  • April 19, 2007
  • 01:33 PM

Please help me! I have been suffering for the past four months with severe rt hip and top outside thigh pain. There is a signficant amount of swelling, but no discoloration or brusising. It feels stiff in the mornings and gets prgressivly worse with walking and just the activities of the day. Sitting, bending, driving all make it worse. I have had two steroid injections already, one at the SI joint and one for suspected busistis. Neither provided any releif or change. I have been on several rounds of oral steroids too. I have had an MRI of the lunbar which shows mild degen. changes at l4-5 w/tiny foraminal disc hern at left w/o narrowing or stenosis, X-rays showed mod degen. changes at rt scro joint, Normal CT scan. I am currently taking only pain meds, which I am deserpate to get off of. I have also tried 4 weeks of pt to no avail.
Any help/suggestions would be most appreciated!
Thanks

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