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Snapping Hip Syndrome

Snapping Hip Syndrome - Treatments

Seek medical attention if there is pain or if the injury interferes with normal activities.

  1. Rest
    Start by avoiding repetitive movement of the hip and lower limbs. Apply ice to the affected area to reduce pain or inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be used.
  2. Corticosteroid
    Injection of a corticosteroid into an inflamed fluid-filled pocket (bursitis) may be useful to reduce painful inflammation.
  3. Physiotherapy
    Physiotherapy for stretching and strengthening of the musculature surrounding the hip, as well as manual release of certain tight structures, may be part of the treatment.
  4. Surgery
    In the rare instance that snapping hip does not respond to conservative treatment or when an intra-articular pathology is present, surgery may be recommended.
    The type of surgery (keyhole arthroscopy or an open procedure) will depend on the cause of the snapping hip, and should be decided in consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon.

Snapping Hip Syndrome - Preparing for surgery

Snapping Hip Syndrome - Post-surgery care

Snapping Hip Syndrome - Other Information

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