YES, for sure. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis ontop of the Lupus and I have a very bad left hip. I have trochanteric chronic hip bursitis, my bursa is ALWAYS inflammed and it drives me crazy and hurt's really badly. I have had 3 steroid shots but they only last for a few months and then the pain and swelling comes back in full force. Anti inflammatory medication doesn't really do much for me either so I just deal with it day by day. Some days its excrutiating, and other days its tolerable, but there isn't a day where I don't feel it. I have a cane for those really bad days otherwise I can't walk at all without it. I am hoping to have surgery one day to just take it out, but right now my doctor isn't willing to do that.
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