Snapping hip syndrome

What is it?

As the name suggests, snapping hip syndrome is when the hip seems to ‘snap’ or ‘pop’ when the joint is moved.

How is it caused?

The snapping sound is usually caused when a tendon such as the iliotibial band or the psoas tendon move over a bony prominence of your hip. Although it may not be painful, it can cause irritation leading to bursitis. Both types are common and tend to occur in women less than 30 years old.

Important: This information is only a guideline to help you understand your treatment and what to expect. Every person is different and your rehabilitation may be quicker or slower than other people’s. Please contact us for advice if you are worried about any aspect of your health or recovery.

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