openia is a precursor to Osteoarthritis (which is what I have). It is more prevaliant in females than males. Prolonged use of glucocorticoid medications such as prednisone can be the cause of it. Taking Vit. D, Calcium and sometimes the use of anti-bone-loss drugs like Fosimax are required.
If you are taking these vitamins and drugs then I would ask your doctor to do a Dexa Scan to see if the density of the bone is thinning more or not. If you are not on any drugs for it and the density is the same or thinning I would ask the doctor for the medication.
I have lived with it for years and during and after a flare it flares up and I end up like now on hydromorphone so that I can get out of bed and walk.
I wish you all the luck and hope that you do find some relieve due to this.
CD diagnosed 34 years ago
Stem Cell Transplant may be back on
Lap-assisted Ileocolic Resection- February 2008
Back on Prednisone - I hate it
Prednisone 1% (eye drops)
Maxidex (eye ointment)
Homatropine 5% (eye drops)
B12, Folic Acid, Vitaman D, Calcium