I am NOT a Dr. person. I think my Dr. is an awesome person, but only see him out of complete necessity. Well, that happened last week. I am 55 and my hips have been killing me. I mean REALLY killing me. The pain has progressed over the years. If I sit for any length of time, when I get up, I can hardly walk. When I get up in the morning they are awful. As I lie in bed & try to sleep they are awful. The pain wakes me up at times. Actually I walk like I have a corn cob stuck up my" you know what." It hurts really bad but after awhile it's like they warm up and the pain eases but never goes away completly. I had complained about the pain in my hands and my hips last year and the Dr. took xrays and said he was shocked by the amount of arthritis I had in my hands but my hips looked normal. I couldn't figure that out because they hurt so bad, anyway I went to the Dr. and told him I wanted an MRI on my hips, they are NOT normal, they hurt way too much. I had the MRI and went to see the Dr. yesterday for the results and he said my hips are NORMAL!!! No WAY!! Seriously, no stinkin' way!! They hurt terribly! Now I go back this Friday for another MRI on my back. He says there could be something wrong with my back that is making my hips hurt. Has anyone experienced the same thing??