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Neurologic Causes of Hip Pain in Dancers

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Hip pain in dancers is typically attributed to musculoskeletal etiologies due to local "wear-and-tear"; however, one must be aware of neurologic etiologies that may present with additional clinical findings and require specialized treatment. This article explores the presentation, potential causes, suggested work-up, and treatment options for femoral neuropathy, lateral femoral cutaneous syndrome, and piriformis syndrome.

Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: 1: Fellow in Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA 2: Clinical Professor in Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 3: Clinical Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Publication date: 2011-12-01

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