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Physical Therapy

Your doctor may teach you certain exercises to strengthen and stretch the musculature surrounding the hip. You may be guided by a physical therapist. Particular tendon stretching exercises such as iliotibial band stretch and piriformis stretch will be indicated depending on the type of snapping you experience.

Corticosteroid Injection

Your doctor may recommend a corticosteroid to be injected into the bursa to reduce the pain and inflammation in the hip joint in case you have hip bursitis.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery is recommended when conservative approaches do not have an effect in resolving the snapping hip syndrome (which is rare). The type of surgery will depend on the factors that cause snapping hip. Surgical procedures include:

  • Hip arthroscopy: This procedure is usually used to remove or repair the torn labrum. Your surgeon will insert an arthroscope (small camera) into your hip joint so that minute surgical instruments can be guided with the help of images displayed on a large screen. Very small cuts are required with this procedure due to the presence of a small arthroscope and surgical instruments.
  • Open procedure: The open surgery can help your surgeon to gain better access to the hip problem. An open incision of several centimetres will be made to resolve the issue of snapping hip.

Your surgeon will discuss the best surgical option depending on your situation.

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