i am new to your forum and wanted to say hello. I am male, 57 years old and live in London. For the past year I’ve been having lots of pain and stiffness in my left hip. I initially saw an osteopath, then GP who referred me to NHS physiotherapy. I had 2 sessions with them and the Covid19 lockdown kicked in. I was sent home with exercises and hoped things would get better but they did not. So I had an MRI done privately which shows early osteoarthritis in both hips but worse in the left. It was also suggested I might have avascular necrosis. Am waiting now for NHS orthopaedic referral appointment. I am pretty active doing dog walks 2-3 times per day and golf 1-2 times per week. What should I expect as the osteoarthritis gets worse and how long might that take? What self help helps? Any advice appreciated.