Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome (Iliopsoas Snapping and Tendinitis)
Snapping hip syndrome is a hip disorder that may or may not cause patients pain. Patients with this condition may hear an audible ‘snap’ or feel a ‘popping’ sensation when they are using their hip joint to walk, run, lift themselves from a sitting position or move their leg in a circular motion. Internal snapping hip syndrome is one of three different types of snapping hip syndrome, all of which have different causes.
External Snapping Hip Syndrome
External snapping hip syndrome is one of three different types of snapping hip syndrome that can also create audible sounds or sensations of ‘popping’ for patients. The cause for the condition comes from tendons or muscles gliding over the top of the thigh bone. Some patients describe the feeling as if their hip is being dislocated from simple tasks such as running.