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How can I tell if I have a hip problem?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

The symptoms of a forward-gliding femur can be felt in the front, back, and side of the hip. In the front, groin pain will be felt that may be diagnosed as a tight hip-flexor muscle or groin pull. This also may impinge, or pinch, the labrum of the hip socket. Traditional stretching of the hip flexors will only make the pain worse because this pushes the head of the femur further forward, which causes more irritation.

Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

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Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

Hip and knee pain are often a result of poor pelvic muscle performance in combination with poor walking habits. This combination creates tracking problems in the hip socket or excessive rotation at...

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