Exercise is one of the best things you can do to help your hips. Exercise helps maintain range of motion and strengthens the muscles that support your hips. Stretching the muscles and tendons that surround the joint also can help ease pain from some hip problems and reduce the risk of some injuries.

Read about the benefits of water exercises for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Find an Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise class near you.

Read the dos and don'ts of exercise for the lower body.

Try these exercises to strengthen hips and prepare for hip surgery.