Your arthritis is causing relentless pain in your hip, probably caused by years of joint degeneration. Luckily, these simple muscle strengthening techniques can relieve your pain and get you active again. Of particular interest to arthritis sufferers is a group of small muscles known as the external rotators that, when strengthened, optimize joint function, which can reduce pain-causing inflammation and help slow further degeneration of hip structures. To learn more, we spoke with physical therapist Nancy Adams, DPT, Cert. MDT, at Cleveland Clinics Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon, Ohio, to learn more about these little wonders and how to harness their potential.