Do you have groin pain that feels like a pinching sensation in the front of your hips as you move into a deep squat? This is a common complaint of those with hip impingement.
About Hip Impingement
Your hip joint, specifically the acetabulum or hip socket, is normally covered by smooth cartilage. However, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), also known as hip impingement, occurs when the rim of the cartilage becomes pinched. This pinching often happens when you move your hip into certain positions, such as hip flexion during a deep squat. Over time, repetitive pinching of the cartilage can lead to irritation, tearing, or even detachment.
Hip impingement arises due to a mismatch between the ball and socket of the hip joint. There are two primary types of deformities associated with hip impingement: cam deformity and pincer deformity.
Cam deformity occurs when the head of the femur (thigh bone) has an abnormal shape, restricting smooth movement within the hip socket. This type of deformity is commonly found in young men aged 20 to 30.
Pincer deformity, on the other hand, is characterized by an excessive amount of cartilage in the hip socket. This deformity is more prevalent in women in their 30s, particularly among hypermobile individuals like ballet dancers or gymnasts.
If you suspect you may have hip impingement based on these descriptions, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as one of our chiropractors, for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options tailored to your specific condition. Don’t let hip impingement limit your mobility and quality of life – take action and seek professional guidance today.
Signs & Symptoms of Hip Impingement
- Constant dull pain with periods of sharp pain
- Increased pain when squatting
- Increased pain with running or jumping
- Snapping, locking, or clicking of the hip
Your Visit With us
At Crux Sport & Spine, your journey to pain relief and improved well-being begins with our comprehensive approach. We prioritize your health by conducting a thorough movement-based assessment during each visit, enabling us to identify any crucial factors contributing to your pain. Combining targeted muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments, we work to release tension in your muscles, facilitating improved movement and an overall sense of well-being.
But our care doesn’t end there. After your adjustment, we take you to our dedicated rehab area, where we empower you with the tools to extend the benefits of your session beyond our clinic. Through personalized stretches and exercises tailored to your specific needs and goals, we equip you with the knowledge and techniques to continue your progress at home.
Experience the exceptional chiropractic care and expertise at Crux Sport & Spine. Take the first step towards a pain-free and healthier life by visiting us today!