FAI although recognized in the medical and physio community for some time, has become better diagnosed and better managed as the technology for diagnosis and assessment have improved. There are generally two forms of FAI: 1) Cam Impingement and 2) Pincer Impingement.
Some signs and symptoms are hip pain, deep in the hip often in the front, or in the back part of the hip in the buttock region. There is often stiffness and patients often have pain with squatting with associated hip pain. Diagnosis is sometimes challenging, and often requires medical imaging to assist with a diagnosis. Physiotherapy can assist in achieving a physiotherapy diagnosis and management plan for these conditions, and can order medical imaging, if deemed appropriate, or not responding to conservative management. If you have ongoing hip, groin, or buttock pain please contact a Physio or Health practitioner for advice, and management.