My hip is normally a little tetchy, but it has flared up real good, and has been swollen and very sore for a week now. The doctor said it is likely either bursitis or arthritis (the x-ray of my hip should be in sometime next week, so he’ll be able to see if there is any degeneration). I’m 38 years old, by the way. The doctor has me started on anti-inflammatory drugs (Arthrotek75 mg twice a day), I put a cold compress on a couple times a day, I’m trying to stay off of it, and I bought myself a cane.
So, what can I expect of this? Am I ever going to walk normally again, or should I get used to my leetle friend, the stupid cane? Is there a reason for this? Is there anything more I can do for it? What are your experiences with a bad hip?