... hip/buttocks, shin and ankle. They say I have stenosis. I have had physical therapy, epidural injections and a surgery to remove bone spurs. It keeps getting worse. The only thing that has given me relief if prednisone. Is that something we can take all the time? also - i need to know if my accident made my condition worse or if it is all just coincidental. I did not have the pain before the accident - at least ot like this. Can't stand or walk very long. I am only 56 and in great shape. I can't do anything anymore and am taking my grandkids to disney. I won't be able to handle the walking. Any suggestions? I also have a large knot on my right side where the pain is located. Could that be the problem and not stenosis?