A snapping hip involves one of several conditions that cause discomfort and an uncomfortable snapping sensation around the hip. In this video, I discuss this condition and how you can recover from it.
Causes of a snapping hip
One source of a snapping hip is found on the lateral side of the hip, where the iliotibial band can snap in front of and behind the greater trochanter. Another source of a snapping hip is found on the anterior aspect of the hip, where the iliopsoas tendon snaps across the anterior capsule of the hip joint. Occasionally, an athlete will complain that her hip is popping in and out of the joint, when in fact the problem is a snapping iliotibial band or iliopsoas tendon.
Treatment of a snapping hip
Stretching and strengthening exercises, physical therapy, and occasional cortisone injections into the involved tendon can be helpful.
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