IT is a condition in which extra bone grows along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint – the femur or the acetabulum – causing them not to fit together perfectly. They therefore rub against each other during movement, over time this friction can damage the joint, leading to pain.
FAI is caused by bones not forming normally during childhood. Athletic people may tend to experience symptoms sooner than those who are less active, but exercise does not cause FAI.
To help alleviate symptoms, key elements are articulation and muscle rehab. Articulation is a type of manual therapy treatment that involves moving a joint in certain directions to ensure its range of motion is optimal. Rehab exercises are used to engage muscles to help take pressure off the joint, as well as correct any weaknesses around the hip and pelvis that may hinder healing.
Additionally, treating any asymmetries, restrictions and weaknesses above and below the problematic area (such as the lower spine or the knees) can help you improve your symptoms too.
Practitioners at our clinic can answer any questions you may have, and assess you to confirm or deny that it is FAI causing your symptoms. If your condition is safe to treat we will give you comprehensive treatment, this may include the affected area and nearby structures. We will also recommend rehab exercises tailored to your condition and your lifestyle.
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We offer guaranteed same day hands on treatment with our expert team to give you relief from your symptoms and develop plans for future progression.
If you think you are suffering from Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and are looking for expert advice and treatment, we may be able to help. Book an appointment here, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call us on 0203 146 6755.