What is Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Snapping Hip Syndrome, medical term as dancer hip, iliopsoas tendinitis, is a painless popping or clicking sound around the hip joint. Commonly seen in runners, soccer players, dancers and aged 15 to 40 years old.

What are the signs and symptoms of Snapping Hip Syndrome?

– noise around hip joint when bend and extend hip

– snapping sound audible

– Pain decrease with rest and reduced activities

What are the causes of Snapping Hip Syndrome?

– movement of muscle or tendon over a bony area (i.e iliotibial band over the greater trochanter)

– Repetitive hip movements

– Prolonged exercises

– Leg length discrepancy

–  Tight iliotibial band

– Weakness muscles especially hip abductors and external rotators

– Torn hip labrum

– Ligament Laxity

Physiotherapy Treatment for Snapping Hip Syndrome

Symptoms usually may last months or years without treatment. If hip is painful, treatment can help to solve the hip pain. Our physiotherapist will assess your hip condition, and implement the appropriate treatments that help your condition.

Physiotherapy treatments may include:

– Pain Treatment and Management 

– Soft tissue massage, myofascial release

– Manual therapy and joint mechanics correction

– Stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles


Book an appointment with our physiotherapist to solve your snapping hip syndrome, call 9639 0509