Sorry i blew up, I finally was able to find something on the net. avascular necrosis. I need to do some more research on this. I have complained to reumy about my hips hurting all the time including my lower back, he kinda giggled and said i was getting old. I know he was just trying to be humorous but every thing the docs try to tell me is just me getting older is crap. All these symptoms don't just pop up in the course of a couple of years. Could this cause pain on the bottom of the feet when you walk also? just not having a very good day. Gout deciding to revisit, wish he would stay away. God bless, Jim.