Fix The Pinch In Your Hip

Anyone who has done CrossFit, Olympic lifting, or any deep squatting for a long period of time, probably has had some pinching in the front of their hip/groin area.

Now every once in a while, it may not be a big deal, but if you’re noticing it every time you’re down at the bottom of a squat, when you’re running, or climbing stairs, you may have femoral-acetabular impingement (FAI).

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and FAI occurs when there is pinching between the acetabulum or hip socket on your pelvis and the head of your femur (the ball).  To reduce this discomfort, depending on the athlete we want to address restrictions in hip mobility as well as decreased hip strength/stability.

In these clips, I’m addressing hip mobility.  Once we have newfound range of motion, we want reinforce it with a steady progression of loaded movements.

Try these out and let me know how you do‼️

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Try these out and if you’re still having issues, come see Dr. Mike Yasson DPT, CSCS, ART from Big League Performance and Rehab this Thursday night for our weekly mobility class at 6pm.

Justin Gilman