OA in hip diagnosis

LadyBigFoot Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

Hello everyone, I am so happy to have found this supportive group🙂. I have just been diagnosed with severe hip arthritis and it has turned my life upside down. I can no longer run, walk any distance or take part in my previous lifestyle. This is negatively impacting my mood but I’m trying anything I can to try and improve the condition. Would be grateful for any help🙂


  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 635

    Hi @LadyBigFoot  

    Welcome to the versus arthritis forum. 

    You have recently been diagnosed with arthritis in your hip and are trying to come to terms with the implications upon your lifestyle and wellbeing. You’re in the process of identifying what you can do to improve your situation and would like to receive any advice from forum members. 

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  • Fran54
    Fran54 Member Posts: 168

    Hi @LadyBigFoot

    Like you I have just been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my right hip ( I already have it in my right knee ) and understand how you are feeling. Have you been referred to Physio for specific exercises for the hip? I find that some days are harder than others but feel a lot better when I have done my exercises. Also some form of distraction can help. I like doing jigsaws ( started doing during lockdown ) and although I cannot do as much walking and gardening as I used to I find that just pottering in my garden for about half an hour helps me mentally as well as physically and I also enjoy listening to the bird singing. Apart from that a bit of retail therapy and a coffee and cake can also help wonderfully.😊