Snapping Hip

Snapping HipSnapping hip is a recurrent perceivable click or snap (sometimes an audible popping noise, but not always) in the hip during active hip movement and sometimes even during weight bearing like running or walking.  The most common type is when some connective tissue of the hip thickens and catches onto the top of the thighbone

The snapping hip syndrome occurs in all age groups, with certain risk factors that increase the likelihood of the syndrome occurring. These factors include:

  • Repetitive movements of hip flexion/rotation (cheerleading, karate, gymnasts)
  • Long distance running, and cycling
  • Hip replacement, knee surgery

Prior to treatment, a thorough physical exam will be conducted in order to pinpoint the location of the “snapping”

At our clinic, we focus on the hip, spine and/or pelvis in our treatment plan and then apply techniques such as:

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening the muscles