Hip impingement

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Hip impingement

Hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is a condition that occurs when there is abnormal contact between the bones of the hip joint. This can lead to pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, can result in long-term damage to the hip joint. Here's a breakdown of the important aspects related to hip impingement.

What causes Hip impingement?
  • Structural abnormalities in the hip joint, such as a misshapen femoral head or acetabulum
  • Repetitive activities or overuse of the hip joint
When to see the doctor
  • If you experience persistent hip pain or discomfort
  • If you notice a clicking or popping sensation in your hip joint
  • If you experience difficulty walking or moving your hip joint
Hip impingement Symptoms
  • Pain or discomfort in the hip or groin area, particularly during or after activity
  • Limited range of motion in the hip joint
  • A clicking or snapping sensation in the hip joint when it is moved
Hip impingement Treatment
  • Treatment for hip impingement typically involves physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the hip joint and improve stability.
  • Pain management medications may be prescribed to manage pain and discomfort.
  • In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct structural abnormalities in the hip joint and improve stability.
How Dr. Kunal Patel can help

Dr. Kunal Patel is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip surgeries, including procedures to correct hip impingement. He offers advanced treatment options to address structural abnormalities in the hip joint and improve mobility in his patients. With his expertise and state-of-the-art technology, he provides personalized care and attention to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. If you're experiencing symptoms of hip impingement, Dr. Patel can help you get the treatment you need to improve your quality of life.