Dr. Joseph F. Zabilski: Many people when they’re coming to see me they ask, “I have hip arthritis, what are my treatment options?” And for the most part, they’re similar to what we would do for a knee replacement, which includes activity modification, possibly things to decrease stresses on the hip which would include certain activities, possibly weight loss. But you would usually start with some type of over-the-counter medication, either an anti-inflammatory or possibly Tylenol or something similar. In addition to that, physical therapy can be very helpful. It increases muscle tone, normalizes the forces across the hip joint and can be very beneficial. It can also improve range of motion. If that does not work, then other treatment option might include hip injection, possibly to buy some people some time. And then finally surgery if all else fails.