Chances are if youโ€™ve found yourself reading this blog post, then youโ€™ve been searching for insights on that frustrating pain over the front of your hip. Rest assured that youโ€™re not alone, hip pain described as sharp and/or pinching pain in the front and/or inside of the hip is nothing we haven't heard before! While there are many things that may contribute to anterior hip pain, one of the most likely culprits is something called โ€œfemoroacetabular impingement syndromeโ€ (FAIS). Itโ€™s a fairly technical name to describe a problem that relates to naturally occurring differences in the anatomy (or what we often call โ€œmorphologyโ€) of the hip. In this article, we will help you understand how to manage hip impingement with physical therapy treatment and exercises!

FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement) Syndrome is a condition in which the hip structure has been altered, either genetically, or more commonly through physical stresses.ย  When someone is diagnosed with FAI, they will present with a CAM Impingement (thickening on the femoral neck), a PINCER impingement (deepening of the hip socket), or a combination of both IN CONJUNCTION with pain/symptoms. It is not uncommon for labral tears to be present with FAI Syndrome as well. This article will focus on exercises for FAI syndrome that individuals can use to manage their associated hip pain!