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Hip Pain in Athletes May be an Indicator of Nerve Entrapment in the Hip Region

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Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Dec; 12(7): 1163–1173

In the December edition of the International Journal for Sports Physical Therapy, a group of physicians, PhD researchers and physical therapists reviewed the concept of Nerve Entrapments in the hip region and how these are often mistaken for other musculoskeletal conditions.

The authors proposed that:

“Non-arthritic hip pain is area of increasing interest, particularly in field of sports medicine. Regional hip and pelvic pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat as symptoms can originate from osseous, capsulolabral, musculotendinous, and/or neurovascular structures. Intra-articular pathologies, such as labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement, and extra-articular pathologies, such as muscle strains and athletic pubalgia, have been clearly defined. However, nerve entrapments in the hip and pelvic region are sources of extra-articular symptoms that have not been well described.”

They went on to discuss how identifying areas of nerve entrapment in the hip region can be especially challenging because of the “similarity of symptoms and and potential co-existence with other musculoskeletal conditions.”

With the FAKTR Rehab System, we discuss and address the assessment and treatment of hip region nerve entrapments including isometric exercises and stretching combined with soft tissue mobilization and strengthening exercises.

To read the full text research review, click here.