I have had bone scans, aspirations, white cell scans, biopsy, osteophyte removal, steroid injections, Tens and ultrasound
. The prosthesis is stable and there is no infection but the pain
continues. Walking causes soft tissue swelling, joint effusion and increasing pain; I walk slowly and carefully with the aid of a stick. Only non-use gives me relief. Two months ago, I had to completely stop my quads exercises as they exacerbated the pain.