Hip Pain When Squatting & Deadlifting


With summer just around the corner, are you increasing the amount of time spent under the barbell? If you are squatting and deadlifting deeply and frequently you may have already experienced pain at the front of the hip. Now you are probably wondering “should I keep squatting/deadlifting despite the pain? No pain means no gain right?” This mindset is actually dangerous and can lead to what health professionals refer to as femoroacetabular impingement.

What is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?


FAI occurs through repetitive flexion loading of the hip joint where you may develop what’s termed a cam or pincer lesion on the bones of the femoral neck (the head of the thigh bone) or
acetabulum (the hip socket) respectively. This occurs when repeated loading cause compression of the bones and a callous begins to form. Unfortunately in extreme cases, surgery is the only
approach that is able to alleviate the symptoms via removal of this bony growth

You may have FAI if you experience hip/groin pain with restricted range of motion, pain with prolonged sitting, walking, crossing of legs and during intense sport and exercise.

Early diagnosis and management is key to prevent you reaching that surgical table.

What can Get Active do to help you?


We can normalise:

  • Soft tissue length and flexibility.
  • Joint capsule mobility.
  • Strength deficits and educate you on appropriate movement patterns.
  • Methods of preserving the joint.

If you have any questions or would like to book in to see one of our physiotherapists, please do not hesitate to contact Get Active on 1300 8 9 10 11 or email us at admin@getactivephysio.com.au

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