Hey, Duece Bigalow.....Just like Mg42 story... I have heard and seen other success stories with hip replacements being done. Talk to your Doctor about being referred to a orthopedic surgeon. I've seen a couple complete hip surgeries preformed, absolutely amazing what the docs can do now a days. The patients were back to work, and like mg42 wished they had done the procedure years earlier. If you are a canidate for the surgery, go for it...6 weeks down time and then you will be better than ever.
However, wait times in our Canadian healthcare system will dictate how long you will have to endure with your current discomfort. So make that appointment soon.
Until then take mini's advice...
K-razy's RN Wife