Conservative management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in the long distance runner.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one cause of anterior hip pain that may occur in a long distance runner. By definition FAI is due to bony abutment of the femoral neck and the acetabulum. This occurs primarily with end-ranges of hip flexion and adduction. An understanding of running mechanics and performing a thorough examination will help the clinician provide an appropriate intervention for these athletes. A course of conservative treatment that includes patient education, manual therapy and strengthening should be tried prior to surgical management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loudon, JK; Reiman, MP

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 24629576

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1600

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.02.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England