I'm a newbie here, but your post caught my eye right away.
I have found something that has helped me in amazing ways. In fact, I do not even have hip pain anymore.
It's called "Traumeel". It's a homepathic med and you can buy it on the internet in many different places. Just make sure it's the HEEL brand.
I could barely lay on either side from sciatica too, and it has healed that.
I've never taken any ANTIFLAMMATORY that worked like this stuff does. It is like an antiflammatory without ANY side affects.
You can do a google search and learn all you need to about it. It has changed my life and many, many others.
Can this be used for RA? as well as OA?