Dr. O'Connor describes the symptoms associated with hip arthritis.
Unfortunately, it’s pain. Pain is the best warning sign that you have some arthritis in your hip, and that’s the thing that brings the patient to the doctor saying, “I have pain in my hip and I can’t walk as far as I want. I can’t do as many activities as I used to because of this silly, annoying pain I have in my hip.”
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.