Hearing or feeling a “snap” or “pop” in the hip during movement such as walking, standing up from a sitting position or swinging the leg around is a telltale sign of this condition. More annoying than painful, keep reading to learn more about diagnosis and treatment.

Causes & Triggers

  • Muscle or tendon tightness
  • Repetitive bending motion

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bursitis
  • Discomfort
  • Groin pain
  • Popping
  • Snapping

Tips & Treatments

  • Dancers and other young athletes are especially vulnerable to this condition.
  • Non-surgical, at-home interventions include rest, activity modification, ice and over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen.


These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.