Are you experiencing pain in the front of your hip? Or clicking every time you bring your hip down? You may be suffering from Snapping Hip Syndrome.

Snapping hip syndrome can occur either internally or externally. External snapping hip syndrome is felt on the outside of the hip and is most commonly caused by a tight iliotibial (IT) band rolling over the femur and making a “snapping” noise during hip movement.

Athletes in high-mobility sports such as soccer and basketball, people with desk jobs and ttc drivers due to prolonged sitting, are more likely to develop Snapping hip syndrome.

With snapping hip syndrome, you may experience:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1️⃣ Snapping or popping in the front, side, or back of the hip when lifting, lowering, rotating, or swinging the leg⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 2️⃣ Weakness in the leg when trying to lift it forward or sideways⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 3️⃣ Tightness in the front, back, or side of the hip⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 4️⃣ Swelling in the front, back, or side of the hip⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 5️⃣ Difficulty performing daily activities, such as rising from a chair and walking⁣⁣

It’s often considered just a nuisance, but if left untreated the symptoms may get worse and lead to early-onset joint degeneration.

In this video, SNU Physiotherapist, Jerikka, describes what snapping hip syndrome is, shows you an assessment to identify if you’re susceptible to SHS, and 3 simple exercises to help relieve your snapping hip.

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