Do you have pinching or pain in the front of your hip (or hips) when squatting?

If so, you’re not alone. This is a very common complaint we hear and see. And probably one of the most common dysfunctions clinicians treat with crossfitters.

So why does this happen?

It could caused by a wide variety of things, including improper core stabilization, lack of ankle dorsiflexion, lack of hip internal or external rotation, bony abnormalities at the hip joint, your squat stance, or even your motor control/squat technique itself.

As you can see, there’s more to look at than just the hip.

So if you’ve been continually mobilizing your hip with a monster band without much luck, maybe it’s time to look elsewhere!

And as always, it’s best to get assessed by a licensed clinician who can find your cause, rather than you blindly guessing on what to work on.

You can probably see a trend in our posts.

We’ll never tell you what exactly to do. Because we haven’t assessed you. Until then, the solution is always, “It depends.”

There’s never one “best exercise” to get rid of hip pain when squatting.


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