Snapping Hip

Snapping hip is characterized by a snapping sensation caused by overextending or over-flexing of the hip. It can be caused by either internal or lateral muscle fibers located on top of the hip. Lateral snapping occurs when muscle fibers on the outside of the hip move over the top of the femur bone, and internal snapping occurs when the Iliopsoas muscle flicks across the interior of the pelvis.

Symptoms

  • Snapping or clicking in the hip
  • Mild pain is felt by 1/3 of patients with this condition

Treatment

  • Rest and Ice
  • Stretching of muscles
  • Myofascial techniques