As we age our bodies change. This can affect a number of our healthy systems and can lead to long-term issues. Weight gain and hormonal changes can affect our overall health as well as some common conditions related to aging. We can mitigate some of the effects of the natural aging process by maintaining a healthy diet and committing to regular exercise. However, hip pain continues to be a major health challenge, especially for older adults in the United States. A hip replacement can help with hip pain in some cases, but only after other less-invasive pain management options have been tried.