I'm having total right hip replacement on August 16th, but I am really struggling with pain that radiates from my hip to glut, groin, piriformus, knee and calf. It's almost like sciatica. Recently had a routine visit with my rheumatologist (I have rheumatoid arthritis) and he gave me a six day course of methylprednisolone that helped, but pain returned as I tapered. I'm on injections of methotrexate and Humira for RA. I take celebrex and one oxycodone every day. The celebrex helps a little; the opoid gives me a good three hours of pretty much total pain relief. I have a shiatsu massager that helps and I sleep with a pillow between my legs. Used to go to pretty intense yoga 4 hours a week, but can no longer. I still take care of 3 year old and 1 year old grandchildren. I struggle but love caring for them three days a week. It doesn't seem to matter if I'm resting or active; indeed, the pain is a bit better if I'm moving. Sleep has suffered because of the pain. Can anyone offer any other tips for this stiffness and pain. Some days I can barely walk. Can't wait for the surgery! I'm excited to have a new hip as I obviously waited way too long!