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It started when I missed a step during a fast set of cross lunges. I was dancing my way to fitness in a Zumba class and tried to correct a wrong turn, torquing my body and overextending as I bent toward the floor. I heard a loud pop in my right hip and felt a searing pain down my leg. I stretched my chronically tight piriformis muscle and tried to walk off the pain, to no avail. I spent the rest of that day and the next on my sofa with an ice pack. When the injury did not improve, I consulted a general practitioner, who ordered x-rays and delivered the diagnosis: severe osteoarthritis (OA) in my right hip and moderate OA in my left hip, lower spine, and upper neck. She wrote me a prescription for Celebrex, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), to relieve the pain and referred me to an orthopedic surgeon for corticosteroid injections and a likely hip replacement.