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Snapping Hip Syndrome Treatment

Updated: May 5, 2022

What Is Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Snapping Hip Syndrome is a condition that affects roughly 10% of people. It is thought to affect women more than men, although the exact cause is unknown. Usually, a snapping or popping of your hip is not cause for concern. However, if that snapping becomes painful or limits your movements, then it should be evaluated by a medical professional.

There are three types of Snapping Hip Syndrome. The types are based on the location of the snapping and they involve different anatomical structures.

The first type of Snapping Hip Syndrome is external and it is the most common form. It involves the iliotibial band snapping over the greater trochanter of the femur. The picture below shows the involved structures courtesy of

snapping hip syndrome treatment

A better view of the iliotibial band (IT band) is shown below: