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How can I prevent osteoarthritis of the hip?

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Osteoarthritis happens slowly, usually because of age. A key way to lower your chances of getting it is to keep a healthy weight. Exercise also helps because it makes the muscles around joints stronger. That can help prevent wear and tear on cartilage in your hip joints.

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NIA Age Page: "Arthritis Advice."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

SOURCES:

NIA Age Page: "Arthritis Advice."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

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