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Hi, I'm new to this group but hoping anyone can give me some advice and hopefully reassurance. I'm 36 and have been seeing physio for lower back pain radiating around to my right hip since feb this year. They thought it was due to lack of core strength and gave me some ex recuses to correct this. Anyway lower back pain mainly resolved, only a bit stiff at times and it became clear that my hip was now the problem with pain on addiction and abduction in my groin as well as pain in buttock when walking. They though I may have had an impingement so referred me for an X-ray. Results show I have mild OA in both hips! It was a bit of a shock mainly due to my age but also because I had only been getting pain in one. I am a relatively active person, I'm a childrens nurse with two young children and to be honest a bit devastated. I already have ulcerative colitis, diagnosed a few years ago so to now have another in curable potentially degenerative condition is a bit of a blow!
I have to wait to see a doc as they couldn't get me in fri so have spent all weekend panicking and fearing the worst. So I guess my questions will be about if anyone has been diagnosed so young and if so how did it progress? How will they treat me? Just physion? Is surgery ever a viable option and if so in what cases! Any info, advice or reassurance greatly appreciated.
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