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What Causes My Hip Pain?

Hip pain can affect anyone at any stage of their life. It is more common in the active sports population due to the repetitive load they put on their hips when they play sports. There are many reasons that cause hip pain. 

One of the most common issues is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). When the hip joint (acetabular) gets stuck on the head of the thigh bone (femur) during movement this can lead to an irritated hip joint. You may find your hip especially painful in performing a deep squat or lunge. You can even also get help from Professional sports injuries physiotherapy in Edmonton for this kind of problem.

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People with FAI can often experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Clicking and locking sensation during movement

  • Diffused pain at the hips

  • Hip stiffness and limited movement

  • Hip pain in a seated position

  • Hip pain when playing sports with repetitive hip rotation and forward bending (e.g. soccer and skiing).

People with hip impingement are also usually more prone to hip arthritis due to the repetitive load being placed on the hip joint.

A common question you might ask is if you need surgery to fix this problem? This is not a simple answer because everyone has different needs and goals. One person could want to get back to playing professional soccer while another person just wants to get back to gardening. Surgery does not always guarantee that you will be able to return to a pain-free life. Usually, surgery has a higher financial cost and more associated risks.