Snapping hip syndrome (SHS) is a condition that is usually identified by a snapping sensation, perhaps with a snapping or clicking sound when the hip is in motion.
You may hear people refer to this as dancer’s hip or coxa saltans.
The condition can further be defined as external snapping hip syndrome or internal snapping hip syndrome.
For many people, this condition is nothing more than an annoyance. However, in some cases, the condition can cause pain and weakness causing problems with functional mobility.
If you are experiencing pain in your hip that interferes with your mobility, then schedule a consultation with the team at OrthoNeuro. Our orthopedic surgeons provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized treatment.
What Causes Snapping Hip Syndrome?
The snapping sensation usually happens when a muscle or tendon passes over a bony structure in the hip.