Watch this video animation to help you understand the causes of hip osteoarthritis, where the cartilage covering the hip (head of femur + acetabulum (cup shape part of joint in pelvic bone) starts to become worn and inflamed. This process usually takes many years, but causes progressive pain and in time immobility of the joint due to bony “spurs” growing at sides of the joint. In the early stages osteopathic treatment can help to improve mobility and reduce inflammation. The first sign of this problem proper is the leg cannot rotate outwards when relaxed. Keeping as active as possible is important, including incorporating yoga into your life.