What is Snapping Hip?

Orthopedic Hip Specialists define snapping hip as a condition that causes patients to feel a “snap” sensation or hear a “pop” sound in the hip when they walk or stand up from a sitting position.

The source of this snapping involves a tendon or muscle tissue inside the hip catching on some kind of bony protrusion and then “snapping” off it like an archer releasing a bowstring

In most cases, snapping hip will remain harmless other than the sensation which some patients may find annoying. In some cases however, snapping hip can lead to irritation and bursitis.