The pain became so severe that Marilyn Overton struggled to play with her five grandsons, garden with her husband or even walk on the beach.
Overton, 67, a retired security manager, began suffering from hip pain in April. Over time, her condition became progressively worse and affected her ability to get around. The Murrells Inlet resident began to dread routine activities she once took for granted.
“The pain radiated down my legs as far as my kneecaps,” Overton says. “Over spring and the summer months, it just got worse and worse. Every day, it became a bigger challenge for me to go up and down steps or walk in the sand.”