Aydrian Posted January 25, 2014 Report Share Posted January 25, 2014 Hi, I have been diagnosed with this CAM-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) which means there is a bony lump on my left femurs neck. This causes my femur to roll not-so-smoothly in the acetabulum and causes some pain. I have pain when flexing the hip (bringing knee to chest) and also when trying to stretch the iliopsoas. Also internal rotation combined with adduction causes pain. This FAI also causes my squats and deadlifts to be asymmetrical because my left hip doesnt go during the squat as deep as the right side. If I tense the muscles around the hip, most importantly hip flexors and glutes, I get more pain free ROM. I'm now in line for the hip arthroscopy where the additional bone from femurs neck is going to be removed. Now my question for Kit is that are you familiar with this syndrome? And do you know if there is anything I can do with this that might help. I have tried stretching but many stretches cause pain in the hip joint. I have also tried to improve hip capsules mobility with Kelly Starletts band exercises. If there is something I can do that would help a lot I maybe wouldnt have to go to the surgery. I'm only 23 years old and I wouldnt take the surgery if there would be a real alternative. But apparently this FAI could lead to osteoarthritis if it isnt fixed and the surgeon recommended surgery as a preventative treatment. Thanks in advance Cheers, Aydrian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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