Title

Low back pain associated with internal snapping hip syndrome in a competitive cyclist

Department

Physical Therapy

Abstract

Low back pain is a common complaint among cyclists. Here we present the case of a competitive master cyclist with low back pain and whose symptoms ultimately resolved when he was treated for internal snapping hip syndrome. Internal snapping hip syndrome is a painful lesion of the iliopsoas caused by snapping of the tendon over the iliopectineal eminence or anterior femoral head when the femur is extended from a flexed position. This is the first published report that we are aware of that describes this syndrome as a potential cause of low back pain in a competitive cyclist.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2008

Publication Title

British Journal of Sports Medicine

ISSN

0306-3674

Volume

42

Issue

4

DOI

10.1136/bjsm.2007.039560

First Page

308

Last Page

309

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