To understand if you are a candidate for surgery you usually need an x-ray of your hip. If the x-ray does not show advanced arthritis we sometimes utilize and MRI to see if you have arthritis. The first step in the treatment is however always non-operative and Dr. Boettner will offer you different treatments including: activity modifications, exercises, nutritional supplements, anti-inflammatories, other pain medications as well as injections. If these do not allow you to live your life and work with an acceptable level of pain you might want to consider moving forward with surgery. Please contact Dr. Boettner to make an appointment so we can discuss if you are a candidate for surgery.