Songlady, I had a lot of trouble with my right hip when I was walking on a ruined knee on that side. I know it was because I adjusted my gait to decrease the pain I had in the knee with each step. When you do this, you increase the stress on the other joints in the leg. If you protect your knee, your hip and perhaps ankle may be affected; if you're protecting a hip, the knee and back may be affected.
Since I got my new knee, I have a lot less pain in that hip.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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