Hi everyone I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis to my left hip Spring of this year. In August I had a core decompression of the hip. I was doing okay while I was on crutches but as soon as I started bearing weight again the pain returned. I now have brusitis of this hip for 4 weeks. It was getting better too but yesterday I was running up and down stairs and felt some pain. The area is acutely swollen and so painful. I have been dealing with groin pain since March 2007. Both the surgeon and my GP both think I should be getting better and want to wean me off my pain meds. Has anyone had avascular necrosis and/or core decompression? I would love to hear from someone and compare experiences. This is ruining my life. I don't know where to turn or what to do anymore. Any replies would be greatfully appreciated!