What is avascular necrosis and how is it treated? I recently has an X-ray of my rt. hip that only showed minor arthritis change in my hip. I am 60 yrs old female. I also have rt thigh pain and rt. abdomen pain/soreness heat does provide relief. with increased activity my thigh and rt. hip pain increase causing me to limp. My doctor recently treated me with methylpredisolone tablets 4 mg. for a week that really helps with the pain and soreness, After the medications was gone the pain and soreness started to come back. I hope that you can help me to understand what is going on. Thank you.