Oh, Snap! Common Symptoms of Snapping Hip Syndrome
Commonly referred to as dancer’s hip, snapping hip syndrome is a condition that affects many dancers, athletes, and those who have injured or inflamed the muscles, tendons, or cartilage around their hip bone sockets. Characterized by a telltale snapping sound or a snapping sensation in your hip whenever you move, it can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition. Other symptoms may include swelling, inflammation, leg muscle weakness, or the feeling that your hip’s coming out of place.
Snapping Hip Syndrome Treatments in North Houston
If your pain isn’t severe, you can try applying ice or using over-the-counter pain relievers to treat it. Many also reduce or modify their daily activity levels to help alleviate the pain. For more severe pain, physical therapy is usually recommended. Corticosteroid injections or surgery may also be suggested. During physical therapy, you may be asked to complete repetitive quadriceps, hamstring, piriformis, and/or iliotibial band stretches. If left untreated, snapping hip syndrome may increase your risks for further joint damages. If you’re seeking treatment for snapping hip syndrome in North Houston, call KSF Orthopaedic Center for more details about our many available treatment options.