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Hip FAI Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

Femoroacetabular Impingent, also known as Hip Impingement or FAI, occurs when an extra bone grows along one or both of the hip bones that form the hip joint. Then, these bones rub together, which causes pain.

To identify if you have FAI, X-rays can be used or MRIs. If you have hip pain, you can schedule an appointment with JIS Orthopedics by phone at (866) 604-8766 or online.

While waiting for an appointment, this post can help you determine the likelihood that you have FAI.

What does hip impingement feel like?

Someone with hip impingement may feel stiffness or pain in the groin, front of the thigh, or buttocks. Range of motion may be diminished, and you may hear popping and clicking in the hip.

Some people do not have symptoms, and some people have symptoms periodically (especially when sitting for long periods of time).

If you leave this untreated, it can damage the hip joint and become more, and more persistently painful.

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Hip FAI Treatment and Healing

FAI can be managed without surgery, but it requires less physical activity and a lifestyle change. Physical Therapy exercises and stretching can be helpful, but it won’t completely fix the problem.

With surgery, it’s possible to have a minimally invasive arthroscopy. However, from time to time with enough damage and the risks of osteoarthritis, it will make more sense to do a hip replacement.

Most often patients can fully recover within 4-6 months.

JIS can diagnose and treat your FAI, and help you recover

Think you might have FAI? We’d love to diagnose and treat it for you, so that you can get back to being pain-free. Hip Pain Treatment is one of our specializations at JIS. Schedule an appointment online or by phone at (866) 604-8766.

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