The two primary causes of Femoroacetabular Impingement are as follows:
-An abnormality in the ball of the femur can cause impingement when bending the leg in a specific direction, like certain sports require.
-An abnormality in the socket of the pelvis. This can cause disruption and potentially damage the ball of the femur.
Treatment for Femoroacetabular Impingement begins with resting the hip and using ice to alleviate pain. You should avoid moving the leg in any painful direction and take an acetaminophen, like Tylenol, or an ibuprofen, such as Advil. If the impingement is extreme and recurring, surgery may be necessary to remove the part of the bone causing the damage.
It is impossible to prevent Femoroacetabular Impingement before it happens. If there are any abnormalities in your hip bones, but once diagnosed your doctor can recommend the best route for your recovery. The best way to prevent damage to the hip is to remember to properly stretch and take care of your joints during strenuous activities.