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Medically reviewed by Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Snapping Hip Treatment

If you hear a “pop” when you flex or extend your hip, it may indicate snapping hip syndrome. The most common cause of snapping hip syndrome is tendons getting caught on a bony prominence. The tendon then “snaps” when the hip is moved, resulting in the sensation and an audible pop.

You may feel like the ball part of the hip joint is shifting out of position. However, this symptom typically occurs as the result of a traumatic injury. If you are experiencing snapping hip syndrome of subluxation where the joint moves out of place, it is important to consult with an experienced orthopedic surgeon for this type of hip pain.

Although snapping hip syndrome sounds like a condition in its own right, it is better described as a symptom of a primary issue in or around the joint. Effective treatment relies on determining what is causing snapping hip syndrome. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can offer you an in-depth examination before recommending appropriate treatment for snapping hip syndrome.

Surgery for Snapping Hip Treatment

The need for surgical intervention will depend on the condition causing the issue and the severity of any damage. Conditions that may require surgery include a hip labral tear. Examining the anatomy of the hip joint will allow Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best treatment.

At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we can provide a number of nonsurgical treatment options for snapping hip syndrome. In most cases, the condition is not caused by serious hip problems that require surgery. If you are concerned about receiving treatment, the team at Silicon Valley Orthopedics can offer reassurances during your comprehensive examination at our California practice.

Contact our office today to make an appointment if you experience a snapping or popping sensation when you flex your hip. We can book your appointment and get you the treatment you need.

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