At 35 years old, after quite a few years of thinking I had tight hips, and the pain from long walks turning in to pain from short walks, I finally went to the GP about my hips. Thankfully, they listened and I managed to get in to the system, being referred to a podiatrist, physio and consultant in one go. I was sent for an x-ray and then an MRI and was diagnosed with OA of both my hips (the right one being worse) potentially due to deep sockets. I'm happy that blood tests have confirmed that I have no underlying conditions. But the diagnosis of OA is somewhat crushing as I'm pretty young and know that it's only going to get worse. I try to avoid taking painkillers, and have said no to steroid injections for now until I know a little more about them.
Any pearls of wisdom would be fantastic.