I was diagnosed with advanced osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease at the age of 35, soon after I gave birth to my one and only child. I vowed to keep up with the younger mommies and I did just that, in spite of the grueling pain in my hips. Roller skating, swimming, diving into ball pits and navigating a slew of theme parks were all fun activities during the day, but my joints paid a hefty price at night. Finally, when my daughter was in high school, I admitted to myself that I was crippled from this disease. A colleague had his hip replaced by Dr. Amar S. Ranawat, and begged me to see him for relief. It was the best decision ever and Dr. Ranawat changed the quality of my life for the better!! I had both hips replaced, and cannot wait to get both knees replaced as well. I can even do my old hip-hop routine for exercise.