I love them.
JayBay, see if you can try lidoderm
patches. Heat helps me most but I got the lidoderm
patches for my hand. They're pretty large and I cut them for my hand. But I've tried them on my hips. I hear you on the not being able to sleep because of the hips. My arthritis is flaring up with this cold weather. In general, I've found exercising on an elliptical machine can help a lot. I've tried walking outside and on a treadmill and, for me, it's made my hip pain worse.