Hip Pain in Dancers, Just a Pulled Muscle? 舞者的髖關節疼痛,代表只是肌肉拉傷嗎?

Updated: Mar 24

Author: Dr. Kevin Ho - Orthopaedic Surgeon

作者:何其威醫生 - 骨科醫生 Translation: Stacey Yeung - Dance Science Researcher

​中文翻譯:楊子慧 - 舞蹈科學研究員

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and lined with a thin layer of hyaline cartilage. The rim of the hip joint is lined with a special ridge of soft tissue called the labrum that adds stability to the hip joint. Groin sprain and strain are not uncommon in dancers after performing extreme hip movements. While many of these soft-tissue injuries tend to settle over time, there are cases in which the pain may persist and limit the dancing activities. The possible cause for such pain includes underlying labral tear, cartilage lesions or Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), also known as hip impingement.

Hip impingement occurs when something prevents the smooth, normal free movement of the ball-and-socket joint. This condition can occur at any age but more frequently in adolescents and young adults. Repetitive grinding of the femoral neck onto the rim of the acetabulum can lead to cartilage and labral failure.

There are two types of hip impingements:

  • Cam impingement

  • Pincer impingement

The diagnosis can be made by reviewing the patient’s health history and a physical examination. Other tests may include:

  • Radiography (X-rays) of the hip

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which visualizes the soft tissue cartilage and labrum Computed Tomography (CT) scan

Some patients with mild symptoms can manage with non-operative therapy:

  • Reduce the level of physical activity

  • Physiotherapy

  • Non-steroids anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs)

  • Hip injections

In some cases, surgery may be needed to manage the underlying problem. The recent arthroscopic technique in hip surgery has gained a favorable outcome in FAI.




  • 凸輪撞擊

  • 鉗形撞擊


  • 髖部X光

  • 磁力共振成像 (MRI) 來檢視軟組織軟骨和孟唇、電腦斷層(CT)掃描


  • 減少體力活動的水平

  • 物理治療

  • 採用非類固醇消炎藥

  • 髖關節注射


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