Osteoarthritis of the Hip

By Tim Wall, ATC

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the hip because the hip bears the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the hip can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.  If you need to make an appointment with a JOI Hip Specialist, call JOI-2000 or to learn more about our JOI Hip Surgeons, click this link.

As a person ages, the cartilage of the hip and other joints will eventually wear out.  When this happens in the hip, the head of the femur will often become rough and grind within the joint.  Patients will experience popping or clicking in the joint.  Most patients will also have pain associated with this disease process.  It is important to seek an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon if you have popping and pain in your hip.

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Please watch this video on the Hip.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Hip Osteoarthritis and joint pain


All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services. These are virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you.

  • To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904) JOI-2000.
  • Finally, to schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call 904-858-7045 or visit 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.

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JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online.

You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.

To make appointments with JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.

By: Tim Wall, MS, ATC

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