So, I've had pain in my right hip for years. I would go away most times until now. I'm an avid weight lifter and I started to notice I couldn't squat like I used to. And then I started having trouble putting on my socks. Last year I had a terrible asthma attack that put me in the hospital. They prescribed me large doses of prednisone which caused me to gain weight and then my hip really started to bother me so much I thought the prednisone had cause some bone problems, so I had my hip x-rayed. Low and behold I'm bone on bone. Anyway, being the idiot I am, I opted for a cortisone shot in stead of surgery right away. Well that seems to be a disaster. I don't know if it was a steroid overdose (I was still on the prednisone) or what but ever since the shot I've had horrible back spasms and when I sit longer than 20 minutes it takes about 5 minutes before I can straighten up and walk. I'm 59 and I am not ready or prepared to be this immobile. Any good thoughts out there? Not scheduled for surgery for at least a month.