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  • Carl S, 52 yrs

    It is unbelievable to think that I am pain-free after all those years.

    By the time I was 22, my left hip was filled with arthritis. Sports were out of the question, even simple things like jogging and golfing. In the meantime, I put up with the pain and led a boring lifes...
  • Dan S, 42 yrs

    I decided it was time when my daughter started to walk, and I couldn’t play with her.

    I was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis about 14 years ago. I couldn’t walk far. I couldn’t climb steps very well. I certainly couldn’t ride a bike. You name a daily act...
  • Christine B, 39 yrs

    It was the best thing I’ve ever done.

    I’m a nurse working 12-hour shifts, and I’m on my feet constantly. I developed pain in my right hip, so I started taking medication. But it wasn’t getting better. The pain was so bad that even routine things like getting out o...
  • Kelly D, 38 yrs

    When you no longer get enjoyment out of most anything, it’s pretty much time.

    I played ice hockey for Women’s Team USA for six years, and was involved in competitive sports for 24 years. My pain started in the lower back, then after a little bit of discovery, my hips ...
  • Paul N, 43 yrs

    My doctor, the technology — they gave me the freedom to be myself again.

    My hip pain was undiagnosed for awhile. I was in pain no matter what I did. I have three children who are active in sports year-round — which means I need to stay active, too. Just a day on my fe...
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