Your doctor will likely suggest other treatments first, including
These treatments may decrease hip pain and improve function. Sometimes the pain remains and makes daily activities hard to do. In this case, your doctor may order an x ray to look at the damage to the joint. If the x ray shows damage and your hip joint hurts, you may need a hip replacement.
Healthy, active people often have very good results after hip replacement surgery. But your doctor may not suggest this surgery if you have:
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