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Avascular Necrosis of Hip

Nov 09, 2018 11:00 AM

Anyone familiar with this? Any suggestions on how to deal with it and delay a hip replacement? I've had pain & popping for over 2 years. But now I'm in severe pain with limited range of motion. The doc suspects AN after examined and listening to me describe my symptoms. I get an MRI near Thanksgiving to see for sure. I'm praying it's not that but something much simpler to treat.

Nov 09, 2018 11:14 AM

I'm sorry you're going through that. Praying it's something simpler. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 09, 2018 3:11 PM

Sorry to hear this - hoping you get good news.

Prayers and love πŸ™

Nov 09, 2018 7:50 PM

Thanks AnimalLover2 & Kew2012. I'm trying to research it and my meds. The doc actually alluded to several of my meds being possible additions to the problem, including my gabapentin for fibromyalgia. Makes me wonder.

Nov 10, 2018 8:39 AM

If you have fibromyalgia then a gluten free diet will help w inflammation.

Nov 10, 2018 2:17 PM

Thanks Zetarlov. I'm looking into dietary changes to reduce my inflammation. I hadn't thought about gluten.

Nov 16, 2018 7:39 PM

Gluten triggers inflammation for me, I get a fluid sack next to my cysts. Also w in 5mins of accidently getting some i am hunting a bathroom. If you havent hear of Wahls Protocol check it out. I blend the 3 levels by testing foods. I learned what i cant eat any more.

Nov 23, 2018 3:47 PM

Walking through the kitchen today and my feet slip on wetness on the tile, left leg sliding forward and right for sliding at a backwards & outward angle. OMG, I managed to catch hold of the counter and dog gate, keeping me from falling in another "split" formation! I've been limping when I walk but trying to rest. Severe burning tingling from hip socket to toes on the bad left leg. Geez, just my luck

Nov 27, 2018 12:14 PM

I have a severe pain on the side of my hip near the center. It feels like a knife or something like that and times what I imagine what an ax would feel like. When I walk to either side and now even when laying on an ice pack.

Nov 27, 2018 12:15 PM

I have a doctors appointment today at 1:30 pm and am hoping for the best.

Nov 28, 2018 2:49 PM

Wow flappsylady81 I'm so sorry to hear about all the pain you are in. Gentle πŸ€—To you. Hoping your doctor can treat your condition with as little trauma to you as possible. You already have so many things to juggle in your life. It can be so overwhelming at times but from what i know of you through your writings, your a very brave woman. Hang in there. 🌸

Dec 01, 2018 9:41 AM

As the weekend passed my pain increased and by Tuesday night I was barely able to put any weight on my left leg and slept less than 3 hr. I actually woke at 2am and that's when I found I could barely stand any weight on my leg or back. My hubby drove me to the doctor Wednesday morning and the nurse put me in a wheelchair. They did x-rays and told me my lumbar to sacrum was the cause of the low back pain, sciatica & numb toes (from the recent slipping on Friday a week ago). Doc recommendations I follow up with the spine doc.

Then he informed me that my left hip MRI shows a tear in the labrum of the hip socket. He said they usually do PT first but due to my severe pain when trying to walk they are scheduling me for a radiology guided steroid injection to the labrum, hoping it will scar over and heal the tear. If it doesn't they will take a look inside via arthoscopy, and it could mean a total hip replacement. I'm just thankful it's not avascular necrosis!

Sadly I didn't make it a whole year slip/trip/fall free, so now I get to return to the spine doctor. πŸ˜₯

Dec 13, 2018 12:07 PM

I receive the steroid injection into the hip socket on Monday. It had some anesthetic in it also so I didn't feel any pain for almost 48 hours. I can now lift my leg to get into/out of my bed or vehicle, so that's improved. There is a decrease in pain while walking too. But I'm still getting painful popping in the midst of random movements. I'm thinking the injection was just a temporary bandaid.

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