I'm ready to have it done in my hip. I'm in a flare and I can't stand for more than a minute, can barely walk and God help me if I do something like load the dishwasher. By night it's so bad that I just can't stand it and nothing eases the pain. Even when I'm not in a flare, it's bad - just not quite as excruciating. I've done steroid tapers, NSAIDS, PT (made it hurt more) and steroid injections. The first injection lasted two months. The second one a day and a half and I think that was probably the lidocaine rather than the steroid. Anyway, I was reading about it and it said they can now do it arthroscopically (sp?) and the hip functions fine without it. (I've had this for years and years, by the way.) So, has anyone had this done? Any experience or advice?