Your doctor will take your history, perform a physical examination and send you for X-rays to evaluate for signs of osteoarthritis such as bone spurs or wearing out of the joint. Your doctor may prescribe an exercise program for you, advice on weight management, prescribe anti-inflammatory or pain medications, prescribe glucosamine supplements or refer you to a physiotherapist to learn range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises.
Other tests such as a MRI scan may be necessary if there is concern that your hip pain may be due to other conditions or if surgery is considered
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