For quite a while now I have been really bad hip and knee pain on both sides. The pain in my hips prevents me from walking more than about 50ft when I totally seize up. I have to use a stick all the time when out now. Its also affecting the length of journey I can drive. My back has also been excruciating and I am now getting a sort of tingling numbness with a little sciatica from my waist all the way down my legs. I have just had x-rays on hips and knees which apparently are of 'normal bony appearance', but I can't get an appointment with my GP for another 4 weeks so I'm wondering if anyone else knows what the problem could be with my hips. I have diastematamyelia, scoliosis, kyphosis, spina bifida occulta and extended, tethered spinal cord. I also have arthritis (osteo) and have had all toes amputated on right foot - both feet are neuropathic. I already take Gabapentin 2400mg/Tramadol 400mg/Mobic 15mg and Amitriptaline 40mg.