I figured out myself that my 18 month down the rabbit hole debilitating hip pain was partly caused by Hughes, and not just the osteoarthritis bone spur .I raised my INR and the pain dimmed, but did not go away entirely. But with the higher INR I have been able to profit from bio-mechanical therapies.
Things that have helped me and might help others:
Stretches which loosen the lower back and stretch the pitiformis muscle. ( ask your doc first because some of these stretches are ill advised for patients with disc issues. )
Compounded topical NSAID cream with naprosyn. ( Because it is topical, very
Ittle is absorbed systemically to effect the INR.)
Exercises which focus on core and pelvic stabilization ( again, ask your doc first.)
Sample exercises and stretch videos can be found on YouTube. ( look up the credentials of the providers. And if you try something and it hurts more the next day, that probably means, don't do it.)
I am at a point on that horrid APS road where these are helping me. I realize that some day these interventions may no longer help. But in case anyone out there is at a similar point on their journey, these may help.
Kaplach! ( ask a Star Trek fan for a translation.)
Tomorrow, a hiking buddy and my dog are going to try an easy, short trail loop. I'll take pictures and - if I can figure out how--I'll post them.