One Highly Effective Hip Impingement Exercise (Femoroacetabular Impingement)

One Highly Effective Hip Impingement Exercise (Femoroacetabular Impingement)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) can be a tricky condition for many to handle. The pain can debilitate even the best athlete once it progresses to a certain point.

Interestingly, our focus with FAI is often on the bony abnormalities and its impact on our joint structures. As a result, we try to buffer these bony abnormalities with strength and muscular stretching. And while this is obviously very important to do, it doesn’t necessarily change the deeper mechanical dysfunction going on.

We may not be able to remodel our hip anatomy in an instant, however, we can influence its function. And a great way to do this is by improving any deeper hip joint stiffness.

Clinically, a strong focus on hip joint capsular mobility can be hugely advantageous by increasing the amount of slack in the joint. This potentially adds a greater buffer against these bony abnormalities and subsequent joint dysfunction.

In today’s video, I demonstrate how to perform a hip capsule stretch. It’s highly effective at treating the underlying stiffness associated with hip impingement and should be a staple of any FAI treatment program. I also discuss the bigger picture that’s often overlooked when trying to understand the cause of Femoroacetabular Impingement.

With this information I hope you find the missing piece to your FAI rehab puzzle. It’s OK if you feel a though things are progressing slowly, as long as there is progress!

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– Grant

Related: The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

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