FAI treatment can be achieved through physical therapy. This includes increasing your range of motion, strength, and decreasing the pain. A physical therapist can help you recover from femoroacetabular impingement and get back to your normal life. Hip pain can be caused by many things. You should seek treatment if your hips hurt. An expert physical therapist may be able to help you. A physical therapist can help you determine the root cause of your pain and provide the right treatment.
What is the FAI?Femoroacetabular impingement, a condition of your hips, is when your hip joint becomes pinched when you move in a certain direction. The hip joint is both a socket and ball joint. In some cases, the socket may pinch the ball portion of your hip. This pinching can cause severe pain and limit your movement. These are some symptoms of femoroacetabular impingement.
- Sharp pain in the groin
- Pain in your front hip
- The sensation of pain radiating from the hip to the buttocks and lower back.
- The hips can be moved with a compromise
- Sensing weakness or numbness in your hips
- Difficulty running, jumping, walking and cutting
Treatment for hip FAI with physical therapyYour physical therapist will design a program that is appropriate for your condition. Exercises for femoroacetabular impingement may include
- Exercises for hip stretching
- Hamstring stretching exercises
- quadriceps stretches
- Exercises to strengthen the hips and core
- Exercises for balance and proprioception
- Electric stimulation
- Heat and Ice
- Kinesiology taping