Forums Lifting Anterior Hip Pain at top of Deadlift

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    • #71539
      Sally HillSally Hill
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      One of my clients has developed “shooting” pain in the front of both hips at the top of her deadlift. There is only minor discomfort on squats, and 90% of DL ROM is fine until she gets almost to lockout. Light reps don’t cause much pain but when we get to <5RM she can barely work through it. She works mobility before and after each session, rolls through her hips, has no discomfort when we roll or stretch hip flexors, pretty good internal and external rotation...I can't figure it out. Any ideas? Thanks!

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      AvatarChadwick Larson
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      I just had this exact pain yesterday during my deadlifts. Pulling with an anterior hip tilt is my guess? Kelley should definitely do a video on this if he hasn’t already. Maybe this will help you out

      https://www.t-nation.com/training/hips-dont-lie

      Hip Pain In Athletes: Understanding Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome

    • #76314
      Sally HillSally Hill
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      I dug into it deeper and figured out she was experiencing Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome (95% sure, at least).  We took a few weeks off heavy DL’s and heavy squats and focused solely on glute activation and some light unilateral RDL’s. Started working conventional DL’s (she first felt the pain doing sumo’s) and light squats in last week and she feels great. I think somehow she had gotten out of proper glute activation on her DL’s and it ended pushing the head of her femur forward into her hip capsule.  Hope this can help someone else!

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