Hip pain is as common among young athletes, as it is for older individuals. Hip pain and low back pain can be hard to differentiate due to the innervation of the area. If the pain is situated in the groin, the pathology is highly linked to “true” hip pain. Common reasons for this pain in young athletes is CAM deformities, PINCER deformities, and inhibition of the hip external rotators (glutes). CAM vs PINCER deformities deal with a bony overgrowth of the femoral neck (CAM) and/or boney overgrowth of the acetabulum (PINCER). Lastly, weak hip extensors (Gluteus maximus) and hip external rotators (gluteus medius) can lead to improper tracking if the hip joint and therefore wear-and-tear. If arthritis is the primary injury, therapeutic exercises can help to stabilize the joint and prevent further breakdown of articular cartilage.
Common Hip Injuries Treated:
- Labral tears
- Greater trochanteric bursitis
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Muscle strains
- Tight ITB
- Athletic pubalgia
- Pinched nerves
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Sports hernia
Individualized treatment plans will be generated upon an evaluation from one of our experienced clinicians. The evaluation, will take into account your symptoms, X-Ray/MRI results, special tests, and your personal goals. Every patient will have a treatment plan individually designed for them and their needs. If you do not have a prescription from your physician for physical therapy, you may still be able to be treated at Lighthouse.