What FAI is, What it’s Not and How That Affects its Management (Part I)

The body of research on FAI (hip impingement) has increased substantially over the past few years. The number of runners and triathletes treated with this diagnosis seems to be growing too. Most runners are told they have a misshaped bone in their hip that irritates the joint, causes a labral tear, or relates to another hip “issue.”
Let’s set some basics on what FAI is and what it is not.

“My Glutes Aren’t Firing”

Health care providers regularly tell runners they have a plethora of problems. They aren’t flexible enough, run with a heel strike, and don’t have weak glutes. They’re lucky even to be standing!