Hip, pelvis, and thigh injuries in runners

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Runners frequently experience pain in the hip, pelvis, and thigh. The differential diagnosis is broad, and pain in these regions often presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Common conditions include muscle strain, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, snapping hip syndrome, iliopsoas bursitis/tendonitis, and femoroacetabular impingement. A detailed understanding of potential etiologies as well as performing a detailed history and physical examination is critical to establish a diagnosis and to initiate appropriate treatment. Physical therapy and running gait analysis with retraining are essential in treating hip, pelvic, and thigh pain in the runner. More high-quality and runner-specific research is needed to determine optimal treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Care of the Runner
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment, Biomechanical Principles, and Injury Management
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780323679497
ISBN (Print)9780323679503
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Iliopsoas bursitis/tendonitis
  • Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Thigh muscle strain


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