Hip Range of Motion Is Lower in Professional Soccer Players With Hip and Groin Symptoms or Previous Injuries, Independent of Cam Deformities

Igor Tak, Philip Glasgow, Rob Langhout, Adam Weir, Gino Kerkhoffs, Rintje Agricola
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine, December 2015, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0363546515617747

Hip range of motion, symptoms and cam deformity in football players

What is it about?

Range of motion (ROM) of the hip is found decreased in athletes with hip and groin pain. Decreased ROM was also found in individuals with a cam type deformity (aspherical femoral head) of the hip. How these factors interact is not know. This information adds knowledge that is relevant for those working in clinical settings with these types of patients.

Why is it important?

Diagnostics and treatment of patients with hip and groin pain remains a challenge. Injured athletes may encounter different specialists like physical therapists, surgeons and radiologists on their diagnostic and treatment pathway. Combining information from the clinical physical examination and complaints of the patients will assist specialists in their decision making.

The following have contributed to this page: MSc PT, MSc PTSports Igor J Tak