There are several issues. The first is whether the pain is coming from your true hip joint or is related to your back or soft tissues such as a trochanteric bursa. The second is whether there contnues to be active inflammation in the hip. Lastly, is there degeneration of the joint. In general, non-weight bearing or low impact exercise is good for joints to maintain muscle tone and range of motion. As always, common sense should prevail.
About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.
Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University