My story is pretty typical, active, bad hip at a young age, at 33 while doing a lot of running developed pain. At doctors advice put it off for almost 15 years, thus deteriorating hip more. Once I could no longer put up with pain started doing research and found Dr. Amstutz.
Next thurs surgery for my left hip w Dr. Amstutz, hopefully itll be a resurf, My femoral head looks "cysty" after 10 years of wait. I put off as long as possible cause traditional Ortho surgeon thinking was I was too young for THR, I'm now 46.
At age 44 I became an unemployed, uninsured, disabled American. I was totally caught off guard, I've had pain before, but not this bad. I used to be sore after a workout, but not this sore. It hurt to stand for too long. It ached when I sat too long. The pain began to wake me at night and limit my sleep. The exercises and stretches I was doing weren’t helping anymore and caused pain rather than easing it. I was running out of things to try on my own that would soothe my aching hips, legs and back.