What is Hip Impingement?
posted by Dr. Michael Carlson | July 14, 2017
There are three types of FAI:
In general, pincer and cam impingements are considered the two most common causes of FAI. Other conditions that may cause hip impingement include:
Symptoms of FAI include:
Pain is often be in the groin area, or can sometimes be toward the outside of the hip. In some cases, turning, twisting or squatting can cause sharp, stabbing pain. In others, pain is just a dull ache.
During your appointment, you’ll receive a general health examination and be asked about your symptoms. Your doctor may also perform the following tests:
Treatment for FAI varies between cases. When symptoms first occur, it can be helpful to try and identify cause of the pain—in some cases, you’ll be able to rest and avoid trigger activities, and pain may settle. Over-the-counter pain medications or anti-inflammatory meds may help also.
If you’re forced to see a doctor about your symptoms, treatment options could include:
If you’re dealing with pain in the hip, speak to your doctor about a treatment plan.
“Hip Impingement.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/hip-impingement-causes-treatments#1
“Femoroacetabular Impingement.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00571
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.