This is similar or partly the same thing that I have, I have had all the x-rays and MRI and also A Arthrogram with MRI! Here is what the Arthrogram report says, "There is a contour abnormality at the lateral rigt femoral head and neck junction with an abnormal bump in this area. The findings are suspicious for anterior femoral acetabular impingement of the cam type" it also says "there is a small chondral defedt at the junction if the labrum with the acetabular cartilage superiorly and laterally. There is an overlying degenerative subchondral cyst and adajacent bone marrow edema as seen on the previous MRI." And then this surgeon tells me there is nothing wrong and the everything is normal! Well this is why my pain Doc gave me the injection and sent me to the surgeon in the first place! I have googled this stuff and looked it up, the cam type impingemt is much more common in men and the Pincer type much more common in woman. But according to the latest research if it is not treated this impingement can lead to rapid degeneration of the hip joint. I have the same problem as you do as to trying to find a comfortable position, I have not been able to stand in one place for any length of time for a long time now ! I have always blamed my lower back for it. Standing at the kitichen sink doing dishes is a real pain. The sitting in the car driviing has bothered me for many ,many years, but all of this has been really getting bad the last 6 months or so, it has been keeping me awake at night, and between my lower back of my head and upper neck caused by the bad C-3 disk and the hip I don't know which is worse, but it sure has made my life miserable, I can tell you that! I was so angery at that surgeon, he was either incompetent or just a liar, but one thing for sure, he was blowing off!!! and I hate that!!!! My pain doc was concerned with the inflamation and edema in the bone marrow he said that was not good!
Pam I am sorry for what you are going through, now I really do think I can relate to the pain you must have!!, You know I can not lay flat when I sleep because of my back, so I sleep in an adjustable bed, and in a reclining or sitting up position, and after a while I wake up in such pain, my hip hurts so bad, I try and put the bed down and sleep on either side for a while but with in 5 or ten minutes I just can not stand it any longer, so I readjust the bed up and try it all over again, sometimes I will just get up and stand by the side of my bed. I can't go far because of the hose and the mask I have on for my sleep apnea, so unless I unhook everything and take my mask off I am pretty much limited on movement! Ha I look like a space alien at night! It does get old though and it would be nice to be able to sleep with out waking up constantly with pain!
Please take care of yourself Pam and I will be interested to find out how you are doing and if you get the surgery!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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