Survey

The following form highlights the main symtoms of hip impairment.

1. How would you describe the movements of your hips?

a) Generally tight and inflexible
b) Normal mobility and flexibility
c) Very mobile and flexible

2. Do you suffer from tight hamstrings?
a) Yes
b) No

3. Do you have pain or discomfort in your hip or groin during or after training/athletic activity?
a) Yes
b) No

If yes, how long does this pain last?
• Couple of hours
• Overnight
• Couple of days

4. Do you have stiffness or tightness around the hip/groin following training/athletic activity?
• Yes
• No

If yes, how long does this stiffness last?
• Couple of hours
• Overnight
• Couple of days

5. Do you have difficulty putting on shoes and socks the morning after training/athletic activity?
• Yes
• No

6. Do you have pain or discomfort in your groin when
a. Sitting or driving for a period of time?
• Yes
• No

b. Squatting or stooping?
• Yes
• No

7. Does your hip click or clunk?
• Yes
• No

1. Inflexibility and stiffness in one or both hips is a classical sign of underlying bony deformity associated with hip impingement. Physiotherapy and stretching will not improve this stiffness.

2. Hamstring tightness is commonly present in patients with hip impingement and/or lower back tightness.

3. Pain and stiffness following activity is the most common symptom associated with hip impingement, often lasting from a couple of hours to a few days. Symptoms are often mild initially and progress to a level where training and athletic activity become very uncomfortable and difficult.

4. Pain and stiffness following activity is the most common symptom associated with hip impingement, often lasting from a couple of hours to a few days. Symptoms are often mild initially and progress to a level where training and athletic activity become very uncomfortable and difficult.

5. Stiffness in the hip joint following activity can make putting on socks and shoes difficult the morning after. A common complaint in athletes with progressive hip impingement.

6. Often sitting, driving, squatting or stooping can result in discomfort or pain in the hip and groin region due to hip impingement pressing on the labrum (seal of the hip). This pinching of the labrum can be felt by intermittent sharp groin pain.

7. Clicking is a common symptom in patients with hip impingement but may be present in hips, which are also very flexible. If clicking becomes painful then the labrum (seal of the hip) may be getting pinched from hip impingement.

If you are concerned you may have hip impingement please contact our clinic for further advice