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I was just diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hip and calcific tendonitis.

Hi, After experiencing acute jabs of pain in my right hip when I walked, my PCP referred me to a rheumatologist and I had an X-ray done.  The diagnosis was "osteoarthritis of the right hip" with a calcium deposit on a tendon near my hip.  That supposedly was why I was experiencing all the stabbing pain.  I also have severe degeneration of the discs of my back.

The acute pain has sort of disappeared and now it is a more subtle pain that is located more in the groin area of the hip.  I take baby steps and have limited mobility in my right hip and feel a stiffness in my lower back as well.  It has really slowed me down and I'm totally depressed because I don't want to live with this pain.

I do take either meloxipam or ibuprofen (trying to figure out which works best).  Either one helps just a little, but not as much as I would hope.  They made me sign up for physical therapy, which I will try, but I really want this ffeeling of being crippled to go away.  Depending on how I walk, it hurts in my groin or another part of my hip which is difficult to pinpoint.

All I want is to feel normal again.  I was very active just before this.  Thank you.
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