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Phys Ther Sport. 2014 May;15(2):82-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.02.004. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Conservative management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in the long distance runner.

Author information

1
Physical Therapy Division, DUMC 100402, Duke University, Durham, NC 27709, USA. Electronic address: janice.loudon@gmail.com.
2
Physical Therapy Division, DUMC 100402, Duke University, Durham, NC 27709, USA.

Abstract

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one cause of anterior hip pain that may occur in a long distance runner. By definition FAI is due to bony abutment of the femoral neck and the acetabulum. This occurs primarily with end-ranges of hip flexion and adduction. An understanding of running mechanics and performing a thorough examination will help the clinician provide an appropriate intervention for these athletes. A course of conservative treatment that includes patient education, manual therapy and strengthening should be tried prior to surgical management.

KEYWORDS:

Hip; Joint mobilization; Lower extremity kinematics

PMID:
24629576
DOI:
10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.02.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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