Hi Everyone. Can anyone please explain to me the link between RA and hip problems? I was diagnosed with RA 3 years ago and any issues I have had have been mainly pain and swelling in my hands. A few weeks ago I started having a lot pain in my right hip which has affected my mobility such as climbing stairs and putting socks on. This has come totally out of the blue and although X-rays have shown moderate OA, I can't help feeling that RA is somehow involved. My inflammatory markers are also raised. I don't have a rheumy appointment until the end of May so I'm really in the dark until then. I would be very grateful for any help and advice on this. Many thanks. Pat 64.