After years of knee pain I have been diagnosed with arthritis in both hips, much worse in my left, and am just starting to look at the options available to me. My consultant has said he will do a hip replacement if I want one, but would prefer more conservative treatment at this stage. Either cortisone injections or continue with pain killers.
As a fairly active 50 year old who lives on pain killers I'm still in shock and trying to get my head round having nothing wrong with my knees, I was hoping it was a cartilage problem that would be easily fixed.
I'm sure most of you on here have far worse problems than mine, but at the moment I am new to this and need to try to work out how best to treat it. Any advice, ideas will be greatly appreciated. One option that is definitly out of the question is to sell my horse.
Thanks for listening.