Ask yourself the following questions:

Does the pain in your hip or knee make it difficult for you to sleep at night?
Have you tried medications to ease the pain but they are no longer helping?
Is the pain from your arthritis affecting your ability to do the things you enjoy?
Do you have a hard time keeping up with friends or family at the mall, the theater, or on outings?
Are you doing less of the things you enjoy because of your arthritis pain?
Does the pain make it difficult to enjoy time with your kids, nieces/nephews or grandchildren?
Is it difficult to get out of a chair, go up stairs, get off the toilet or pick something up from the floor?