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Hello everyone. I am new to this group and would like to know if anyone is in a similar situation to me and knows of anything that can help. I have OA in my back and both hips. I got the impression on first visit to consultant that it was not that bad so I couldn’t understand why my right leg would no where near straighten and neither could my physio who had me doing deep hip stretches. Having been back and telling him I have hip impingement he has now told me it’s the OA impinging it. It means I cannot walk without a heavy limp even when the pain is not too bad. I also have OA in my spine so the limp impacts on that and it seriously effecting my ability to do normal things like go for a walk with my family. There is still joint space though and he won’t give me a new hip until all the joint space has gone. I am 59 in April. What I don’t understand is why the right hip is impinged and I have pain all the time. The left hip though effected is not impinged yet both look the same on x-ray? Does anyone know of any other procedure that could free up my hip? With knees they scrape the joints out I believe to get rid of the roughness. Is there anything like this that can be done for hips? Thanks for reading.