So I had the injection in my hip on January 5th. It did not do any good. Infact my hip is worse, I can bearly walk on my right leg and I definitely can't lay on my right side. Sitting is very difficult as well as driving. Now the orthopedic surgeon says go see a nurosurgeon because he doesn't know what to do next. Got out of bed today and have to have help getting up from a sitting position, walking is so difficult and very painful. Feeling down and lost.
They seem to think that it's in the nerves in my back, but no matter what I tell them about my hip and my bone spur of the hip, the doctors still insist that it's the nerves in my back. So now I wait for an appointment with a neurosurgeon.
I'm sorry you are in so much pain. That's what they kept telling me, that it was my back. They said your hip is really in front. Then last year they finally xrayed my hips and found I have arthritis. So now they agree with me it is my hips. My back doctor sent me to doctor specializing in hips. Orthopedic I think. He sent me to physical therapy then to DO. He manipulated my hip to right place. They still hurt a bit. I can't lay on either side. It feels a lot better then it did.
BSS, I'm sorry for the pain you're dealing with. I totally understand though, because my left hip has been giving me trouble since late October. I started having pain in the front, inside my hip socket radiating down the front of my thigh. They did an MRI before Thanksgiving and found I have a labral rear in the socket. Two days later I slipped on wet flooring and nearly did a split to the floor & thought it only exacerbated the existing pain. I got a hip socket steroid injection in December then because of pain & weakness increasing (injx only helped 2 weeks), they started PT on me. That made my pain worse so I went back to the orthopedist, which but then I was having hip bursitis in the side of my hip along with buttock hip pain radiating from my lumbar-sacral spine issues; catching pain from three directions. Anyway the orthopedist stopped PT and ordered another MRI last week. He now suspects I tore a groin muscle when I did the near-spoit to the floor after Thanksgiving. I'll find out Friday. Like you, it is painful to stand up, sit down, or walk.