I've been having bilateral hip pain for months now. I have seen my PM doc for it, along with seeing him for my ongoing back issues as well.
He told me it was bursitis but when I did some reading on it, it just didn't fit the symptoms that I am having. They are constant , on going pain in both hips, closer to the groin and low side of the buttocks in the joints themselves. If I lay on either hip, it is still there and it is excruitiating is the only way to describe it.
I can't put weight on either leg when it is acting up, and the muscle spasms along with it are severe, pulling my legs up or almost locking the joints at times.
Anyway, I managed to hurt my wrist a few weeks ago and as a result went to see my GP who did an xray. It shocked all of us to find out that it is something called avascular necrosis, which is when a bone dies due to the loss of the blood supply to it. One of the bones in my wrist is dead and I am facing some type of surgery to either try to to restore the blood supply , which is unlikely at the stage it is in, or to remove the bone and do some type of fusion or some type of graft to attempt to do some damage control to the joint so that I don't wind up loosing the ability to use it. It also turns out that the symptoms that I have been having in my hips also points to it being in my hips. I am waiting to get a bilateral MRI to find out if it is there as well. If it is , depending on the severity, it means either a bone graft which doesn't always work or hip replacements at 45......I am beyond upset about this, simply because it is caused in part by prednisone and other cortisone type drugs. I have been put on cortisone or prednisone many times since my back problems started and had injections a few times too.....no one told me that this could happen nor to watch for its symptoms either.....
Anyway, it is supposed to be so rare but apparently not when it is caused by cortisone type meds. If you have taken cortisone or had injections, been on the medrol dose pak etc, it is something that you need to be mindful of..