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Low Back Pain Associated With Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome In A Competitive Cyclist
  1. Tamara L. Little (tlittle{at}pacific.edu)
  1. University of the Pacific, United States
    1. Jim Mansoor (jmansoor{at}pacific.edu)
    1. University of the Pacific, United States

      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.

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