I have had hip pain for over 3 years but it has suddenly become worse. I find getting up from a chair or sitting with my feet up, also getting out of bed are just so painful. I had a biopsy done of my hip two years ago but it only showed inflammation and although the hip is worn away there seems nothing can be done while inflammation is there. I am on Benepali and reducing steroids and I noticed at 13.5 my aches in my hand started to come back. I have dropped to 13mg and notice a bit more. I am not due to see a rheumatologist until late March. My Dr has written to an orthapaedic surgeon asking for a steroid injection but that was my request. Has anyone had anything similar and have steroid injections worked? I have large fat legs which my own Dr thinks might be from the steroids. I want to put my steroids up but also need to try and lose some weight and my horrible legs. I keep having attempts to draw fluid from my knees but mostly they don't get anything. The steroid injections only seem to stop the actual joint from filling up again but I still get swelling in the tissues around my knees. This is classed as RA by some and OA by others. My dr just doesn't know. Does anyone have knees that sound like that? With knees and now my hip much worse I can't see any improvement from the Benepali, except I was told by the Biologic assessment nurse that apart from my knees and hip all was looking good. I wanted to scream at her as my knees and my hip are my main problems even if they are not RA.