Snapping Hip Syndrome

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Snapping Hip Syndrome, also known as dancer’s hip or coxa saltans, is characterized by a distinct popping or snapping sensation in the hip joint. This can cause minor discomfort or severe pain and significantly affect your daily life. This syndrome has various symptoms and causes, but there’s no need to suffer alone. Our orthopedic hip specialists at Orthopedic Health of Kansas City are here to help you regain your hip function and improve your overall well-being.

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Why Does My Hip Pop Or Click?

Tight or imbalanced muscles around the hip joint can cause abnormal movement patterns, leading to clicking or popping sensations. It is usual for joints to make clicking or popping noises occasionally.

If the clicking or popping sensation in your hip is accompanied by pain, swelling, instability, or limited range of motion or has begun due to an injury, it’s advisable to consult your Orthopedic Health of Kansas City provider, such as your orthopedist or physical therapist. If you’re experiencing a lot of discomfort and don’t have time to wait for an appointment, consider one of our Walk-In Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinics in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, or Lenexa, KS.

How Do I Know if My Hip Clicking Or Popping is Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Snapping hip syndrome is characterized by a snapping or popping sensation in the hip joint, typically felt during specific movements such as walking, running, or getting up from a seated position. It can be accompanied by pain, discomfort, or a visible or audible snapping sound. Here are indications you may need to see an orthopedic specialist for snapping hip syndrome:

  • When moving your hip in certain positions, you may experience a popping or snapping sensation in your hip joint, often described as a “click” or “snap.”
  • Specific movements such as walking, running, climbing stairs, or swinging the leg to the side often exacerbate snapping hip syndrome.
  • Snapping hip syndrome can cause pain or discomfort, which may be sharp or dull and occur during or after activities aggravating the condition.

Exercises and Treatment for Snapping Hip Syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome typically involves a combination of conservative measures and, in some cases, surgical intervention. Here are somstandardon treatment options:

  • Avoid activities that exacerbate the snapping sensation and modify your movements to minimize snapping.
  • Focus on stretching tight muscles around the hip joint, including the hip flexors, iliotibial (IT) band, and gluteal muscles, to reduce tension and improve flexibility.
  • Strengthening exercises target the muscles that support the hip joint to help stabilize the joint and reduce snapping.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with snapping hip syndrome.

Snapping hip syndrome can be treated by a physical therapist who can create a personalized exercise program to strengthen the muscles around the hip joint and improve flexibility. They can also address any biomechanical issues that may contribute to the condition. In addition to exercise, physical therapists may use manual therapy techniques, stretching, and ultrasound therapy to alleviate symptoms.

Snapping Hip Syndrome Treatment in Kansas City, MO

At Orthopedic Health of Kansas City, we recommend talking to your orthopedic specialist or physical therapist about any hip discomfort. Call (816) 303-2400 or book online for an appointment at one of our Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, or Lenexa KS locations.