Originally Posted by dennishar
Was just diagnosed with avascular necrosis in the hip. Not sure what has caused it but wondering if working 35 yrs on concrete, 8 hours a day could be some of it. Also take a couple of blood pressure meds that may or may not have caused swelling in my ankle and feet over the past few yrs. Now , what to do since i still work on my feet all day. Any input appreciated.
I also have Avascular Necrosis (AVN) have bad bilateral hip replacements due to it and now have AVN in my R knee. There is so much still unknown about AVN (we need research but that takes $$$$ and since AVN doesn't kill you but can cripple you the research $$$ isn't there yet) the known causes that I am aware of is steroid use (cortico steroids) cickle cell disease, alcoholism, trauma, lack of blood supply to the joint, coagulation disorders,etc... I belong to a support group for this and have noticed an increase in young people with this disease and pregnant women.
I agree with James I don't believe being on your feet working on concrete long term can cause this. sometimes it is just idiopathic (no known cause) I would see a Rheumatologist to see if they can determine cause. Has dr told you what stage your in? That's very important expecially in regards to treatment. Also has he checked your other hip?