AS and hip replacements/Anti TNF will help?

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I have had AS for many years, and it has spread into my hips. Could anyone tell me if they saw a radical and significant improvement with hip pain and movement when taking anti TNF? I am hardly able to walk and can not bend etc etc. I am HOPING the anti TNF can fight off the hip inflammation so I can avoid surgery. Any info on this would be greatly receieved...

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    Hi rose im on my 4th day of pain even with my weekly injection i know it will go i get lower back right hip down my right leg my ankle even in my big toe it all centres in the right side .must say out of the twelve months ive had probably 3 to 4 bad weeks with pain the kabs seem to be holding it back but it still shows its ugly head now and then i find with my pain sitting sets it off knock some decent pain killers down and just tey slow movement hope that helps a little bit
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    For me out started in mmHg hips.....been two years, 5 months on humira and have reduced my pain medication from 4/day to only 1/day typically. ..in a flare and that number changes, so overall I do feel it has helped but the progression is still happening, Which is a big drag..... I have done all the hip injections and both SI joints, etc. With no relief.....hot water soak and gentle movement during May ease those hips a bit, it does for me!
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      I have just had xrays done, and have bone on bone. So not sure how effective ANTI TNF will be.....might need a replacement now. Have you had xrays? Probably needs to be checked regularly if your hips are also painful. Mine went downhill very fast!
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