Anterior Hip Pain?
Femoroacetabular impingement or FAI is defined as HIP PAIN in the presence of a CAM or PINCER bony morphology
We define it by the presence of pain, because these kinds of morphology are present in a large amount of the population but only approx. 1/4 of them are symptomatic.
People with FAI present with pain at the front of the hip and sometimes into the groin which is exacerbated by sitting for long periods of time (eg. In a car) or soreness walking up a hill or in front rack movements (like the front squat)
Research has shown that people with FAI have not only reduced range of motion in their hip joints, but specific weaknesses in the hip flexor and hip adductor muscles.
FAI can be managed with a really good rehab and strengthening program that targets these deficits.