FAI Hip Impingement (Femoro-acetabular Impingement)

FAI Hip Impingement Awareness facts - It is estimated that approximately 15% of the young, adult population have hip impingement, so who do you know that might have it?
Hip impingement causes painful labral tears within the hip socket.
Hip FAI symptoms are misleading to the average medical professional, as FAI hip impingement pain frequently presents as low back pain and interesting only 10% of back pain is ever clinically diagnosed and cured... Which begs the question what percentage is actually caused by hip FAI or hip impingement, as its otherwise known.
The more active you are, the more likely you are to trigger hip impingement symptoms, so busy mums and gym bunnies beware... but at least you're in good company as many premiere league football players have also suffered FAI hip pain.
Hip impingement is diagnosed through x-ray and labral tears are diagnosed through MRI arthograms - but both need to be read by hip consultants specifically trained in FAI hip impingement.
There are 60,000 hip replacements every year in the UK and it now appears that FAI hip impingement, over the years, could be the leading cause of hip osteoarthritis. A silent epidemic.
Hip arthroscopy can reduce the hip impingement and reattach the torn labrum to the hip socket. This surgery can eliminate the pain and disability caused by FAI hip impingement and divert the need for hip replacement in later life.

Also please feel welcome to join in our help and advice forum for support. We have 3 advising FAI expert hip surgeons, 3 PT/physios and a sports medicine doctor as well as the largest international FAI hip impingement forum on the net:

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

FAI hip support forum with onsite surgeons.

This Hip Impingement Awareness site has a related forum for you to seek reassurance and advice.  We are in the unique and privileged position to have 3 FAI Hip Surgeons actually on the site, who generously share their expertise. We also have the best FAI expert Physiotherapist on site, along with an FAI specialist Pilates expert.  This facility is all in one place, to help members who need guidance and reassurance, when dealing with all aspects of FAI hip impingement... and just to keep you company, there will be coming up for a 3000 members on the forum shortly.

If you have FAI hip impingement, please feel welcome to come to the fastest growing FAI forum on the net. Whether you need support, whilst undergoing hip arthroscopy surgery, or need reassurance during the rehabilitation phase after hip arthroscopy, then come to us.  Perhaps you are just suspecting your pain symptoms maybe FAI and you need to compare symptoms, or you have experienced an FAI surgery failure... whatever stage you are at, this FAI Awareness advice centre forum will no doubt be able to help you.

Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FAIhip/


  1. I'm 9 weeks post hip scope surgery where they did a minor trim of my labrum and a resolved a small impingement issue. My initial groin pain is less but other areas such as hip and glute are much worse...The minute I start to rehab in any other way than the stationary bike the pain is terrible..curious when you knew your 2009 was a failure and how quickly you started rehab?

  2. Started rehab immediately and suspected it had failed within weeks, that said I have known others think they have failed and actually gone on to complete success. Are you having good quality physio? Come to our FAI support group, we have over 1000 now chattering away, truly educational.

  3. 5 days post op. Woke up with shooting pain. Relief after Percocet. I'm elevated & icing. I use walker.

    1. Join us here for support, makes the journey easier https://www.facebook.com/groups/FAIhip/

  4. I i have fai and i have a Si join that's hurt as well both on the right side I am in so much pain I can stand it I had a steroid shot in my right hip joint which helped for about 6 weeks and now it started hurting again I am waiting to have surgery but we're compass denying it I also have injured my SI joint as well and I'm also waiting for a steroid shot there but that is also being denied and I am in so much pain I don't know what to do anymore I just need some advice the hip surgeon that wants to do the author scopic surgery on my hip told me I could go back to work but I can barely walk I can't sit and its just driving me nuts what do I do