For several years I've had a gradual worsening of right hip/leg pain. From what I read and could discern from my symptoms, I assumed it was hip arthritis. Finally went to the doctor who diagnosed possible muscular imbalance and sent me to a physical therapist last week. The therapist gave me a complete physical. I was astonished when he finally said the problem was not the right hip (with the pain), but the LEFT hip which was rotating forward out of alignment and putting undue stress on the right hip. He said it's easily correctable and that he sees it all the time (he had just treated a fencer with the same problem.) He told me that years ago, the problem was not well understood (I think it's still not!) and painkillers and injections were the standard treatment for the afflicted hip. I was amazed at how the pain virtually disappeared overnight once I started doing the exercises he prescribed. I saw him again today for the second time and he gave me more exercises and said my body is responding well. He believes the problem will be entirely gone by Nationals. I really have to wonder how many people are walking around with hip/leg pain thinking it's arthritis or "old age", not realizing it's easily correctable.